woensdag 28 september 2011

maandag 26 september 2011

Happiness never decreases by being shared.

I'm sorry to have kept you waiting for so long. I just had nothing to show you...I haven't done as much art journaling as I use to do every week and I had to wait for my Faber Castell Pitt pens! I love these pens, I use them all the time so I really had to order some new ones on eBay.
But now I finished my new collage in my Inspired by Teesha journal, which was waiting for the Big Paintmarker Attack the whole week:
Size: 35x25cm
Background: acrylic paint and Inktense pencil
Image: magazine cut outs

I love how this collage came together. I found a picture of a big eye in a magazine and build the creature around the eye. The orange thing on top of the head is from a jewelry magazine. I believe it was an earring or something like that. The yellow thing around the neck is a flower.
The letters are my own handwriting.


woensdag 14 september 2011

Art is not a's a way!

A new page in my Inspired by Teesha art journal:
Size: 27,5x25cm

I made this page also for a challenge on a new dutch forum for art journaling. The challenge wasn't very difficult: use the colors of fall on your page. Although I had some trouble with the fact that I couldn't use any blue or purple...I love to use all the colors of the rainbow on my pages if possible.
I have to give some credit to the photographer of the image I used on this page. I don't know his/her name because it was an image that was in my stash for a while and I never wrote the name down. The part of the face with the butterfly wing was already on the picture. I added the left eye and all the feathers. And of course...the Big Paintmarker Attack!


zondag 11 september 2011

Two pages

I finished two more pages in my Inspired by Teesha journal:

I love working in this journal. So I can't wait to start the next page!


donderdag 8 september 2011

A hundred years from now...

A new page in my 'Inspired by Teesha' art journal:
Size: 20x25cm
Background: acrylic paint and Inktense pencil
Image: magazine cut outs


dinsdag 6 september 2011

New journals, new pages!

Last week I bought this book:
Not because I love 'The Chronicles of Spiderwick' fact, I had never heard of this movie or book. I loved the book because it was cheap (lol), it is big (12x12 inch at least!) and because of all the pages inside:

Some pages have little flaps with hidden messages, other pages have nice envelopes sticked to the page. In fact, the book looks like a smashbook, but in a printed version! Every page has lots of different fonts, images, funny details, etc. So I decided to alter it and make an art journal out of it...
I planned to use all the text and images for backgrounds....I wanted it to shine through all the layers....But I used too many layers! And now my first page is just a big sized art journal page. No sign of all those fonts, images...

I don't think I have to tell most of you who inspired me, when I created this page...
I love Teesha Moores's artwork!!!

And I started a second art journal this week...
I bought this a few weeks ago. Not because I needed the course itself but I loved the idea and the fact that she was selling this to help the people in Africa. The art journal turned out to be a Teesha Moore-style bounded journal of watercolor paper. I painted all the pages in a different color:
And since I'm feeling so inspired by Teesha I decided to make it a 'Teesha Moore Inspired Journal'.
Here is the first page:
The images are all magazine cut outs, except for the feather dresses, the claws and the little hats. I got these from Astrid in a RAK.
For my international readers, the journaling says: What are you waiting for? The future will come for sure. You can even still make something out of it! 
This quote is again from Loesje.