An Art Journal Page for Practical Scrappers

Practical Scrappers is launching a new feature this year that I am super excited about. Art Journal pages!

I’ve been dabbling with my art journal for a year or so and recently (as in two days ago) took a class with the aMAZing Donna Downey to learn 40 different techniques to make my pages … better. Can’t possibly make them any worse!! LOL!

This month’s prompt is New Beginnings – here’s my page.

Time To Turn Over a New Leaf - an Art Journal page by Alison Day

One of the best things about the class with Donna was seeing and touching her Inspiration Wednesday art journal. There is SO much texture in it!! I decided to just go for it and kept layering! My starting point was a cut out from a magazine with a photo of a leaf on it and the sentiment ‘Time to turn over a new leaf’. I embedded that piece of paper onto the lower right side and created a sun out of washi tape in the upper left.

Next step was to add some texture so I started with the sun and raided my (cough) rather large stash of buttons. 🙂 When I added all the paint I noticed the leaf and some of the words had mostly disappeared so I pulled out my India Ink to write over the words and then went digging for some ribbon for something I could use to recreate the leaf. The sweater trim balances the weight of the buttons too.

Here are some close up shots.



Now it’s your turn. Create an art journal page using the prompt New Beginnings and then add your link to the bottom of this post on the Practical Scrappers blog. Can’t wait to see what you create.

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4 Responses to An Art Journal Page for Practical Scrappers

  1. Wow Alison, this art journal page is amazing! I love the button sun rays! So pretty!

  2. LCSmithSAVED says:

    Really awesome amazing page – I have trouble convincing myself to cover up the layers – just don’t want to! This really does have great texture, especially the background treatment. Love the idea of the India ink to embolden your sentiment. Super inspiring!

  3. Love this and love the prompt. My word for 2014 is BEGIN, so this would be an excellent exercise for me and a way to keep my word close to me. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kelly Jean says:

    I saw this on the PS blog and loved it! I love the quote so much!

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