Art Journaling, Art Journal Prompt January Day 20 Pan Pastel Butterflies
Art Journaling Art Journal Prompt January Day 20
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 finally managed to find an art supplies stroe that carries PanPastel Artist Pastels here in the UK .I have heard a lot about these pastels but have not had a chance to try them out. Yesterday I went on an outing to one of my favourite art stores and they had some panpastel introductory kits.. ahhh I could not resist
I got a littel time to play in my art journal today and quickly layed down a pale blue sky background with the specially designed Sofftool applicators... .. wow .. I was impressed with how smooth they go on the page and how intense the pigment is.. giving a large coverage with relatively little panpastel colour
I found the color tints and color shades work well together when applied next to each other.. the sofftool enableing them to blend nicely together on the page ... there are varying sizes and shapes of softtools available ..each designed to help paint ewither broad areas or smaller detail pointed tips for tighter corners
I played around a little so see what different types of pens would be able to write on top of the panpastels... the ink and dip pen struggled a bit with the chalky residue .. the panpastels are designed to be treated much lite traditional pastel sticks .. which means applying a coat of sprayfixative on top to seal in the dust
However the pitt artist pens had not trouble writing on top of the panpastels ..even when no pastel fixative had been applied
Art Supplies I used for Day 20 Art Journal January 2010 Day 20 ~ 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 :-)
*** PanPastel Artists Pastels these panpastel artist pastels are simply delicious to use.. such richness in pigment and coverage.. i am hooked
***PanPastel Sofft Tools the panpastel artist pastel paints come with a unique applicator tool which is named " sofft tool" .. varying sizes with exchangable type foam covers allow for different sized applications.. from broad large cover sofft tools to fine pointed tips for smaller detail painting