zaterdag 17 mei 2014


The past few weeks I was inspired by Terri Kahrs' workshop she did for 21Secrets 2013. She released her workshop on her YouTube channel and I loved it!!
She showed the difference between inkjetprinted and laserprinted pictures and how she uses reproduced images and backgrounds from her own artwork.
It was just what I needed to get me started in my art journal again!

First I created some quick collagesheet with parts of my own artwork. Like this:

I had these printed on a laserprinter, together with some previously made backgrounds, which I scanned before I collaged my images.
I wanted to start a new journal in which I would write down my favourite quotes, so I grabbed a thin Moleskine A5 sized journal (cahier) and started working...
I collaged pieces of the printed backgrounds in my journal. I tried all the background techniques Terri showed in her video's, with gesso, neocolors, acrylic paint etc. I noticed that the one with gesso, water and neocolors got me the best results. On top of these backgrounds I collaged my printed images. I also used some clothing labels as flaps on my pages to create some secret journaling spots. I collaged these flaps with pieces of my printed papers too.

(The image is collaged on a flap. 
The text on the flap is in golden letters 
but somehow my printer/scanner didn't get it right...
Behind the flap is some secret journaling.)

(With the backgrounds I created on pieces of cardstock, 
while watching the video's, I created some cute houses..)

The butterfly wings on this last page come from a great book I found at a big booksale. The book was all about butterflies with lots of images, perfect for my collages. So be prepared for some more butterfly inspired pages!