Thursday, January 9, 2014

Journal52: Up, Up & Away

I found out about Journal52 last week through Willy Andersen.  It's a FREE (love that!) online art journaling workshop that offers weekly prompts and tutorials through 2014.  Last summer I started prepping a composition book with the idea that I would do some summer-specific art journaling.  Ha!  Never happened.   So now my little set-aside-and-forgotten book will get some love.

This week's prompt is "up, up and away".  Here are some process pictures on the way to my completed page.
A lot of these pages have random splats and dabs on them from other projects.

First gesso then glued ripped pieces of a voters pamphlet that I use when spraying inks.

Acrylic paint

Phone book page that I had glued onto cardstock for another project.  I've had a balloon template in my drawer for YEARS.  Think I had only used it one other time but originally bought it when I first started scrapbooking.

Randomly stenciled, splattered and blotted and then had a little therapy session with myself.
This is it!  I added some tissue paper clouds, washi tape, some wording around the balloons and a heading.

Ta da!  I hope I can keep this up for a whole year.  It really was very therapeutic and relaxing.  I'm adding this to the 'something new' challenge' over at Stampotique too.  I scored persimmon distress paint over on Blitsy and it arrived the day before I made this (I used it on one of my balloons).



  1. Nice one! Hope you manage the next 51 weeks :-)


  2. Oh wow! I love this and really hope you do keep it going through 2014. That is definitely a page to return to and look at whenever the doubts creep in. Jenny x

  3. So glad that you showed the 'how to' on this, it is fabulous! Love your chosen words too. Anne x

  4. What a great page, love the way you've written the words on the balloons! Thanks for visiting my scraplings post on Stampotique :)

  5. Well done on journal 52, I myself have just done so !
    You have produced a lovely page!
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique!

  6. Really cute journal looks like a lot of fun.

    Hugs Diane

  7. This is absolutely fab! Love the whole idea. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  8. Good for you and Journal 52! I love your motivational journal spread, Julie! Well thought out, and you have truly made this prompt your own! I especially like how you created your balloons!! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.


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