Art Journaling Art Journal Prompt January Day 14,Technique Wax Resist
Art Journaling Art Journal Prompt January Day 14
Art Journaling with Milliande
"creative mixed media art journal explorations"
January seems to be the month for me that I start to get into the mood for art journaling again .. there is something about this time of the year that makes me want to capture the fragments that make up my life.. images and visuals that hold my imagination and play freely in my art journal.
Keeping an Art Journal is for me something of a hit and miss at times.. I rarely stick to any agenda or rules , I tend to have several art journals going at the same time .. some are sketchbooks on a particular theme, I have a couple of travel art journals where i tend to collage, sketch and jot down ideas ..
I love the idea of visibility...and this year I am trying to keep a record of the fragments of daily life that often get lost amidst other creative busyness.. art journals online sometimes i see a picture in a magazine , a flash of texture a colour, that may provide inspiration for an artwork later on .. so a daily journal ..or not even daily ..just as it happens really ( remember i dont like rules :-) art journals online
Art Journaling can be as simple or a involved as one chooses to go with, a pencil and an art journal book with good quality drawing paper are the basics ..and every mixed media collage supply one can think of can be included if so desired... Starting with a blank watercolor sketchbook or creating an art journal altered art journal from a used book .. the options are endless ... so lets play...
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Milliande Art Journal January 2010
~ I am going to try and keep a record of my art journaling progress
~ so I lasted until Day 8 so far... phew..it has been hard the last couple of days to keep going... we are completely snowed under.. have not seen any weather like this since the 1980'2 .. lots of provisions need to be made, extra firewood be brought in, snowigloos being build and a whole different way of life has creeped in ..an interesting transition .. that seems to find its way in my art journaling too ... so
~ I will try and keep a listing of art supplies i use for my art journals online ,
~ May people have ask me what kind of art journal sketchbook I use.. it is one that is manufactured here by a small papermill close to me ..and unfortunately not widely available outside of the uk .. but a good quality heavygrade cartrisge paper or a hot pressed watercolor paper journal will be good to use and withstand the mixed media collage techniques
~ Different art journals from different manufactureres.. it is a case of trial and error to find the one that suits ones style of art journaling techniques best ..
I enjoy the way the different wax resisit techniques play together on the art journal page , varying the size of candle wax to create smaller and bolder lines, adding some wax crayon for a different textural effect and playing with white gel pen journaling in the background .. added over a soft wash to show just a hint of writing through
The gel pen resist technique is quite useful when doing " journal spilling" a term coined by diana Trout or " stream of consciousness writing" ... words can literally be dumped onto the page... regardless of spelling, content or sentiment ... and then added watercolor overlay wash lets the viewer just see a hint of writing ..and the creator just enough to remind onesefl of the experience
When using colored crayons for the wax resist technique I love the way the watercolor wash leaves a residue of colour that mingles in with the crayon -- it can help to use a heat gun to dry the wash so it almost burns a little into the wax for some burred textured edges
Art Supplies I used for Day 14 Art Journal January 2010 Day 14 ~ I will try and list as many art supplies as I can, some I dont have the name or source for anymore, like rubberstamps I have had for years etc, but I will try my best to list all the art supplies that I can :-)