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COMBINING A PLANNER & ART JOURNAL I’m a visual person! I still like to write things down and cross it off my list so I use a paper planner. I also like to art journal. In order to combine the two I make a customized planner and art journal. Today I’m featuring the cover and dividers. I used watercolor paper, inks, acrylic paints, Sharpies and white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
The Toledo Museum of Art recently hosted a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian called “The Art of Video Games”. It chronicled the evolution of gaming including actual games and how games are developed. The first game you come across is Pac Man…it was the most played game there! Mario Brothers… They gave Tetris glasses to the first 100 attendees. There were original illustrations that were developed into game characters. Illustrations to set the stage in the game. The oldest console they exhibited was from Mattel. Board…
I made these business cards in a pinch. Used an “old school” stamp from OfficeMax and some mixed media techniques. Sprayed Dylusion inks onto Avery Business cards using a plastic doilie as a stencil. Stamped my info on the front and back of the card. Then used a Sharpie marker to color the ends black to give it a finished look.
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Simple use of simple supplies… office labels envelopes markers glue stick colored masking tape spray inks paper paper cutting doodling gluing
I’ve been experimenting with wycinanki and am incorporating it into my art journals. I love the shapes I get when I cut the paper!
When the river is low you can walk across it to the islands by hopping from rock to rock. Looking for flat bottom rocks to skip across the water is fun for the kids to do during the summer.
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I love going to the farmers market…not only for fresh produce that we don’t grow ourselves and flowers but also for inspiration. There is such a great and abundant harvest of food this time of year in the midwest. Here are a few quick sketches of some of what I came across this past week.
MAKE YOUR OWN STICKERS You can get some quick color onto your art journal by spraying sheets of office labels with spray inks combined with stencils. The stencils I used were plastic doilies, game piece waste and plastic canvas. Mailing label added to an envelope. File folder label to affix a small envelope to the page. Shipping label to add a pop of color. Several sheets with labels removed.
I am of Polish heritage and love Wycinanki, a Polish word meaning “things that are cut”…specifically paper cutting. There are many examples of this traditional folk art using paper. Here is my take on it! I’ll be using these in my art journal and mixed media projects.
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Take a photowalk to document what inspires you but also to get some needed exercise! I often walk with a friend to make it a bit of a “therapy” talk session as well. I also use a fitness tracker to keep track of how far I walk. The only camera equipment I take is my digital camera and iPhone. I don’t take a bag or extra lenses so that I can walk freely and keep photo taking simple. Here’s a post about how I use my iPhone. I…
Simple…white Sakura Gelly Roll pen on black paper.