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Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Teesha Moore’s Blog

Hello friends! It’s our last Art Journaling 101 post for 2011, and we end with looking at the last of our favorite blogs of 2011, someone that Tangie introduced us to 6 months ago in the Art Journal Caravan 2011 – the pioneer of Art Journaling herself: TEESHA MOORE!

If you were on board the Art Journal Caravan 2011, you remember Tangie interviewed Teesha exclusively for AJC here, loaded with lots of photos and images. One thing stood out for me in the interview, that Teesha said she never had a good art teacher in school. I related to that because I never thought of myself as an artist until I decided I wanted  to study interior design, so I signed up for art classes as a freshman in high school. The art teacher at the high school in Ohio where I lived was amazing, she taught me how to draw with my eyes and not my brain…we really bonded as well, however the relationship with her was cut short when my family moved to Michigan mid-year. I never found another intuitive teacher like her again. But from then on, I knew that anyone could be an artist with the right encouragement.

Teesha’s Art Journal Pages (previously posted by Tangie)

 

 

(All images used with permission!)

Teesha Moore Style

Teesha’s style is to use a zetti image (aka zettiology). This link offers a good explanation of the process of a zetti image, written for paper artists yet with imagination digital artists can substitute techniques. Common charateristics include stoic faces, black & white stripes on the legs, altered bodies replaced with shapes, and pointy hats.

 

Teesha also uses lots of bright color I’ve read after having worked for so long in black and white as an artist.

 

Teesha creates texture & interest with dots, slashes and lines. Sometimes the dots follow a swirl, or outline a body. Sometimes the dots emphasize a border. She’s interviewed that she works in one medium at a time, collage, and then with pens she’ll doodle so that she will lose herself in that medium, all the while listening to electronica music.

 

Teesha uses creative borders on her pages. They might be on one, two, three, or all four sides. Often there is something unexpected tucked in the border, such as a collage image, or a quote written on the border.

 

Teesha writes quite a bit of journaling on her pages often. It really is a personal journal. Sometimes there is a larger quotation on the page as well.

 

Take a look at her journaling pages here, and you’ll probably find a thousand more points about her style that interest you!

Also worth a look:

 

We love this page by Teesha posted at http://pinterest.com/pin/208177031/

Challenge: Use a large number “randomly” in an art journaling page

 

Teesha Moore Challenge: Use a large number “randomly” in an art journaling page

Julie Ann

 

Teesha Moore Challenge by Julie Ann Shahin

Yesterday was my birthday, thus the birthday theme! I really like the idea of journaling on numbers, I think I’ll try that more often!

Credits: (all by tangie except where noted) Alpha- Art Stomp, Paris Tag- AJC11 Parcel20, Borders: Awaiting Dawn, What I Love To Do, Stacy Jane, Impossible Things; Cupcake, Word Art: Queen of Cakes; Paper: Stacy Jane, Remnants Artists Portfolio; Bling: Marie Collab with SherrieJD; fonts: Tweedledee ALT, MarchHare; other- Candles: Erica Hite Card Templates All Occasion

 

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Pam Garrison

 

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

This week our spotlight turns to Pam Garrison! From Pam’s blog, her bio reads, “Pam Garrison is a mixed media artist passionate about creating and inspiring others to create. She shares her talents by teaching at various retreats in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, she serves as a Director’s Circle Artist for Stampington & Co. You may have seen her work in various art books like “Where Women Create”, and numerous magazines, online sites, or HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” She is currently licensing designs with Papaya Inc. and Crescendoh.com. and developing online e-courses. Pam resides in Southern California with her husband and two children where she strives to incorporate creativity into her life every day.”

 

You can view Pam’s art journaling blog posts here.

You can view Pam’s art journaling video on vimeo here.

Pam’s art journaling is a mix of painting, doodling, and ephemera. I love the whimsical mood, and her signature touch is her lettering.  We love her Christmas page at http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/pamgarrison/2010/12/until-the-new-year.html

I created a page inspired by the title “Santa Says…” from the link above.

Inspired by the Title “Santa Says…”

Julie Ann

Art Journal Page by Julie Ann Shahin

Instead of filling my page like Pam did, I decided to make one main cluster, and journal in the center.

Credits: (all by Tangie) Paper – Layla in LaLa Land (Stripes); ATC Santas; {A Few of My Favorite Things} Baking Day; {A Few of My Favorite Things} Family Time; {A Few of My Favorite Things} Christ Child; 2009 December Mystery Case (vintage flair); Studio Box Workshop #1: Buildable Art Journal; Art Journaling Font tweedledumb; Art Journaling Font breadbutter

 

Now it’s your turn! Create a page inspired by the title “Santa Says…” and upload it to the Scrapbookgraphics.com gallery.

Have fun!

 

 

Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Elizabeth Bunsen

 

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

This week’s Art Journaling Spotlight is on the one of our favorite blogs: Elizabeth Bunsen! Elizabeth Bunsen’s Art Journaling focuses on collage work. You can read a brief yet interesting interview of Elizabeth by Kelly Powers here. She has been published in Somerset Studio, Artful Blogging, Art Journaling by Stampington & Company, and in two art journaling books available on Amazon…all links are found in the left sidebar on her blog.

Elizabeth Bunsen’s Art Journaling

Elizabeth also features on her blog sidebar several galleries of her work. These include categories such as:

Take a look for yourself and lose yourself in her fascinating work. There is much inspiration to be found, a lot of depth in her work.

We love this page at http://elizabethbunsen.typepad.com/photos/scrap_pages/how_big_is_your_circle.html We challenged the creative team to make an art journal page with circles/dots. You can also take the challenge! Let’s see what the creative team came up with…

Spotlight on Elizabeth Bunsen: Studio Tangie Creative Team Pages with Circles/Dots Challenge

 

Julie Ann

 

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary #50 by Julie Ann Shahin

Julie Ann: I knew right away that I wanted to combine circles with a tree shape, and the current AJC itinerary was perfect. I used Tangie’s photo circles which I love as leaves on the tree. This was so fun.

Credits: (all by Tangie) Deconstructed No. 3, Virtuosity, Collage Fodder Photo Circles 1, Gesso: AJC11 Parcel 30, Awaiting Dawn, Steampunk Maritime, Hey Doll, Art Stomp, Emily Penned, Main Street Silhouettes, Art Journaling Font Tweedledee, Paperworn Art Journal Styles

 

Christina aka caubin

 

Art Journal Page by Christina aka caubin

Christina: The lyrics in the circle are from the song Affirmation by Savage Garden. I’m using the same song in another project but they just seemed to suit this page too.

 

Shelli aka readingfool

 

Art Journal Page by Shelli aka readingfool

Shelli: dots & circles…..I took that quite literally.

 

Now it’s your turn! Have fun with this challenge and create a page with circles/dots!

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Anahata Katkin

 

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

This month we are going to take a look at some of our Favorite Art Journaling Bloggers. The world of Anahata Katkin is magical. She is the owner/creative director behind Papaya! inc., and you can find her on her blog, Anahataart.com, and at the Payapa! Blog. According to her bio, her work is a “synergy between graphic design, painting, and hand made mixed media pieces….heavily influenced by antique ephemera, Asian influences, and an emerging global culture.” You can view the gallery of her Art Journals here.

We love this Art Journal Page by Anahata at http://anahata.typepad.com/photos/artwork/new9.html It’s a mixed media page by Anahata with the quote, “The bird catcher can set them free.” The page is divided in half yet off-center, then each half is again divided off-center.  There are two female figures, one holds a bird, while another has two birds in her hairpiece. This is a wonderfully creative and eccentric piece of artwork themed around birds. We challenged the Studio Tangie Creative Team to create a page thus inspired by birds.

Spotlight on Anahata Katkin: Studio Tangie Creative Team’s Pages Inspired by Birds

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Art Journal Page by Heather

Heather: Anahata’s are so wildly imaginative, she inspired me to try something out of my wheelhouse. What a refreshing exercise!

 

Shelli aka readingfool

Art Journal Page by Shelli

 

 

Julie Ann

 

Art Journal Page by Julie Ann Shahin

Julie Ann: I love how some of Anahata’s pages are wildy bright and colorful. Absolutely creative that is for sure! I looked at quite a few of Anahata’s collages  before being inspired for this particular page.

Credits: (all by Tangie except for font and otherwise noted) Aviary Dreaming, Dance Like Everyone is Watching, Abundance of Asia, Feline Dreaming, Parcel 9 with Amanda Sexton, AJC11 Parcel 24, A Door Opened, Splattergraffiti Bloom; Other: Victoriana Super Mini Kit by Syndee Nuckles; Benny Blanco Font

 

Your Challenge!!! Now it’s your turn: create a page inspired by birds. Share it with us in the Scrapbookgraphics gallery and put the link in the comments section of this post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Visual Gratitude Pages

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

As November comes to a close, we welcome our art journaling friends to join us as we take a moment to pay gratitude visually with our art journaling pages. So far this month we explored Ugly Pages!, Affirmation Pages, and15 Minute Pages. I think Gratitude Pages fit in lovely with this sort of theme we have going, not to mention it fits the season as we just celebrated Thanksgiving.

You may have already “scrapbooked” your Thanksgiving layout, however, making a Visual Gratitude Page is a much different endeavor. The differences between a Thanksgiving layout and a Visual Gratitude Art Journal page include:

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Page

  • Photos of Thanksgiving food
  • Photos of Thanksgiving guests
  • Photos of Thanksgiving decorations
  • Photos of Thanksgiving weather/season/outdoors, etc.

vs.

Visual Gratitude Art Journal Page

  • Images of Hobbies
  • Images of Loved Ones
  • Images of Pets
  • Images of Favorite Places
  • Images of Favorite Sayings/Quotes
  • Images of Faith
  • Images of Anything That Makes You Smile, etc.

 

How to Start: You could start by making a gratitude board on Pinterest. As stated on the Pinterest site, “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.”  You can upload your own photos to the site in addition to “pinning” images from other sites.

Let’s take a look at some fabulous examples by the Studio Tangie Creative Team!

Studio Tangie Creative Team Visual Gratitude Art Journal Pages

 

Julie Ann

Visual Gratitude Page by Julie Ann Shahin

I made a Gratitude Board on Pinterest and then I used the Mosaic Maker from Big Huge Labs to create the collage. Being that these are images from the web, I am only using this for my personal use.

Credits: Photos from Pinterest, Mosaic Maker, Bountiful Blessings by Tangie (past newsletter freebie), Cordial Thanks ATC Collection by Tangie and SherrieJD

 

Christina aka caubin

Visual Gratitude Page by Christina

 

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Visual Gratitude Art Journal Page by Heather

Now it’s your turn! Create a visual gratitude art journal page and upload it to the Scrapbookgraphics Gallery!

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: 15 Minute Pages

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15 Minute Pages During The Holidays

I once knew someone who told me she spent 15 minutes per page when scrapbooking. She was an amazing paper scrapbooker, and this concept blew my mind as it took me 15 minutes just to decide what color scheme to use! I began to scrap a little faster when I went digital, and then I started taking more time again as I added layer upon layer to my pages, even in digital. Even longer if something needed extraction or modification.

Still, this 15 minute concept has never escaped me. It’s a good challenge and a good goal to set during these busy holiday times. Everyone has 15 minutes they can set aside for art. Even if you don’t finish, that’s ok. You can come back to it another day. Just set aside 15 minutes a day for art.

Today we are sharing pages we made in just 15 minutes!

My first attempt I failed miserably. I didn’t set a timer, and even though I watched the clock, I gave myself more and more time. I wasn’t satisfied with the page, so I kept going and going and going. I think I took about 40 minutes. This morning I tried a second attempt to make a 15 Minute Page. This time I did use a timer. I only went about a minute over, as I was finishing making a piece of word art before I could add it.  At first, as I looked at my finished page – I thought, “this is too plain for me.” Then I realized it fit my quote exactly. Kismet!  (And I explain what made the difference in time below.)

What about you? Are you hosting for the holidays? In a frantic rush? How about taking a few moments to center yourself, take a few deep breaths, count your blessings,  and take then 15 minutes for art? Here’s an online timer you can set:

Let’s take a look at what the Studio Tangie Creative Team cooked up for us!!! (pun intended, LOL)

Studio Tangie Creative Team 15 Minute Pages

Christina aka caubin

 

15 Minute Art Journal Page by Christina

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary 44

 

Shelli aka readingfool

 

15 Minute Art Journal Page by Shelli

Shelli: I was hoping to get picutres of the Bald Eagles when I went to the local wildlife refuge a couple weeks ago, and though I heard them while I was there, I was never able to see them. I was lucky enough to walk up on a couple of Great Blue Heron’s though, and they were practically modeling for me. The first one was shy & hid behind a bush at first, then displayed his fishing skills for me. The second one struck a variety of poses while wading, then flew up onto a branch in front of pine tree which greated a fantastic background for him. If only nature were always so cooperative with us. A Quickity Split page & a couple of frames later & their photos are ready for display.

 

Julie Ann

 

15 Minute Art Journal Page by Julie Ann Shahin

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary 46 – Protect

I used Tangie’s Quickety Split N’ Print background which cut down the time significantly. What takes me the longest everytime is the lettering and choosing of a font(s). Then I took two word strips from the Prose Collection, to make the word “protect” – I took a “c” from one, and added it to the word “protest”. That took me just about a minute over the 15 minute timer. Close enough!

Credits:

Quickety Split N’ Print from June Grab Bag (Vol 7)

by Tangie

Prose Collection by Tangie

Font: Art Journaling Font Frog Footman by Tangie

 

Products Spotlight to Speed Up Your Process:

Here are some fabulous backgrounds to enhance your art journaling and make it speedy! Also don’t forget about the backgrounds in the {Studio Box Workshops No. 1} Buildable Art Journals

 

Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 1by Tangie

Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 1

 

Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 2by Tangie

Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 2
Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 3
Quickity Split'N Print Bundle
Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 4
Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 5
Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 6
Quickity Split'N Print Bundle 2
Quickity Split'N Print Vol. 7

Have a Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!!! xoxo

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Affirmation Pages

Social Media TeamAfter last week’s focus on “Ugly” Pages, I wanted to segway into Affirmation Pages, an idea from the Art Journal Caravan, yet not just any Affirmation Pages.

THE CHALLENGE

I challenged the ladies in the private forum for Studio Tangie’s Creative Team to make Creativity Affirmation Pages. There is an awesome list of creativity affirmations at bmindful that everyone picked from.

As artists, we ought to write for ourselves Artist’s Statements. Why? Well, if you have a blog and blog mainly about your art journaling or scrapbooking or artistic pursuits, having an Artist Statement aka an About Me Page for your curious readers gives them more personal insight into who you are. How does this tie into affirmations? I believe creativity affirmations help you become more comfortable sharing this information and thinking of yourself as an artist, if you don’t already do so. In my interior design student classes in college, we were taught to think of ourselves as interior designers from day one. You have to think it to be it, right?

Here are some additional resources for Artist’s Statements:

Let’s look now at the Affirmation Pages for this week.

Affirmation Pages by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Carolyn aka cfalbro

Creativity Affirmation Page by cfalbro

Credits: by Tangie Baxter – Papers and Elements from Parcel 45 (with Flergs);
Gesso from Gesso Messy Episode NO. 4 {nest}; Nest from Splatter Graffiti {nest}

 

JoAnn aka joannknnrd

Creativity Affirmation Page by joannknnrd

Credits: AJC Parcels 19, 42, 41, 39; woman from Thoughts of Thee ; Butterfly paper from What Rapture; fonts: Mad Hatter, Frog Footman

 

Kay aka kayoft

Creativity Page by kayoft

Credits: Creative Felicity by Tangie

 

Julie Ann

Creative Affirmation Page by Julie Ann Shahin

(My affirmation was found toward the end of the list, which you have to register to have access to.)

Credits: All by Tangie Baxter except where noted – Virtuosity, The Princess with Sea Green Hair, Journal Anthology 7, Steampunk Band, What Rapture, Unconventional Wisdom, Seaside Art Dolls, Black Licorice ATC Coll., Parcel 51, Awaiting Dawn, Hey Doll, The Briny Main, Parcel 46, Gesso Messy, Deconstructed No. 4, Ink Incorporated, AJC 11 Parcel 6, Industrial Velvet,
Thankful Heart, Hey Doll, Art Stomp, Alice in Winter Wonderland; Other:
Ali Edwards Creative Life Words

 

Now it’s your turn!

Create a creativity affirmation page and upload it to the Scrapbookgraphics gallery.

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Ugly Pages!

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I chose this as a topic to share as I know it was a topic Tangie touched on in the classes she taught in Las Vegas. I resisted the urge to ask Tangie for a quote for this article as I think if you are really dying to know Tangie’s take on the subject, well, you better get yourself a seat in one of her classes! (wink)

What do you think about Ugly Pages in your art journal? Do you trash them or treasure them? Are they just a stage in the evolution of a page before it’s completed or is it a sign that you are self-imposing rules and standards? Here is a great article on how to deal with an “ugly” art journal page, I wish I had thought of it myself!

Have you ever set out to make an art journal page unattractive just to see where it got you or because of the theme? Have you ever taken photocopies of art journal pages you weren’t happy with and cut them up and mixed them up to create a new page? You could cut them into an alpha, strips of paper, or into shapes. What infinite possibilities does your imagination hold for creativity with Ugly Pages?

 

Now for the CT’s Ugly Pages. Some of them wrote their explanation aka disclaimer why it’s ugly, though in their defense all they knew was that I wanted Ugly Pages and I said little more. Would you consider each page for the trash or would you treasure it? Would you say it just needs some tweaking or it reflects their state of mind at the time and should not be tampered with? Let’s take a look, and perhaps you’ll re-think some of your least favorite pages.

 

Studio Tangie Creative Team’s Self-Defined “Ugly” Pages

 

Christina Aubin aka caubin

Page by caubin

I think I did a terrible job with this one. It’s blah and too literal and not very creative.

 

Cheryl aka gonewiththewind

Page by gonewiththewind

I consider this an ugly art journal page because I think I failed to visually express the wonder of the quote . . . it looks pretty, but it’s definitely the worst art journal page I’ve done because I didn’t put myself on it all. The elements are random and whenever I look at this one, I really want to pull it from the galleries so I can redo it.

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Page by sparklyduck75

This page IS ugly to me–some of my color combinations here look like heartburn, and I hate how claustrophobic the doll seems, to the point that I actually take a deep breath when I look at her. I want to open the box and pull her out, or at least leave a crack in the wall so I know she can find her way out on her own. But then the illustration wouldn’t jive with the feeling. SHE IS, in her acidic, oppressive, entrapped space, just exactly how I feel when I consider my own wasted opportunities and lack of direction. The ugliness says what I need it to say, hard as it is to leave it on the page. Ack.

 

Shelli aka Reading Fool

Layout by readingfool

I’m not sure what I was trying to achieve with this page, but in the end, I decided that it was just terrible & expressed that feeling with the gesso which gives it such a bird-like effect. At least that part made me smile.

 

Julie Ann

 

ATC by Julie Ann

Ok. I’ve been caught. Guilty. I was looking in my gallery just now and I couldn’t find a page that I didn’t like. Well, definitely a Halloween Art Journal page here and there but you’ve all just had a lot of those recently on this blog and I didn’t want to do that to you again so soon. And the ones I liked least I thought, well, there had to be ones I’ve made that I liked less. Then I remembered! I’ve deleted from my gallery. GUILTY! LOL. Not that many, apparently, and honestly, the ones I liked the absolute least weren’t art journal pages but just regular digi scrap pages so those don’t count here. This one is an ATC that is supposed to represent me for the creative team gallery that I NEVER uploaded to the SBG gallery. hehehehe. Because I think it’s U-G-L-Y, you don’t have no alibi, you’re ugly. I thought about making another one to represent me, and I never did. I’m not even sure if Tangie has it on the CT Bio site, it’s that Ugly, hahaha. No, I know she’s waiting on other CT  members. And honestly, I ought to re-upload at least one of the layouts I took down because it’s not that bad, now that I’ve taken another look!

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Fall and Halloween Journals with Bonus this Evening! *Updated

Happy November! I hope everyone who celebrates Halloween had an amazing holiday. Today we have two Fall and Halloween Journal Follow-Ups to share with you: my finished Halloween Journal, & Kay’s ongoing Fall Journal.  We were inspired by Tangie’s Halloween Art Journal Workshop.

I’ve posted my journal, part of Kay’s and the Bonus Update will be posted as well as another Surprise Art Journal this EVENING so check back!

*UPDATE: OUR BONUS SURPRISE ARTIST HAS BEEN POSTED BELOW!

as well as more of Kay’s Fall Art Journal

If you are participating in the Art Journal Caravan’s November Adventure Quest!: Color Inspiration - perhaps you’ll find inspiration here to do pages on autumn colors.

Let’s take a look.

Fall and Halloween Journal Follow-up

Julie Ann

You can see my previous Halloween Art Journal posts here and  here.

Above is a look at my hybrid Halloween Art Journal in it’s final finished form. I used metal rings to attach the pages. Most of the pages were completed fully as digi pages, and I added additional printed digi borders onto each page, as well as added dimension and highlights with my watercolor crayons. The last two pages I just printed off blank  pages, added ephemera that I printed and cut out, and hand-wrote my journaling.

UPDATE: I have been asked what I used for my pages. I didn’t realize that posted a (tutorial: link ) on my personal blog that I never shared here. I used a chipboard album by Prima Marketing, as well as a cardboard album kit from Prima too. I needed one more page which I made out of an oatmeal box and just cut to size. It’s a different thickness which is okay with me as a hodge-podge of artsy-ness! You can see a view of the bare chipboard pages in this previous post { here. }

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 1 and 2: Halloween Memories and Lettering

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 4 and 5: Quote and Zentangle

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Bonus Page and Prompt 6: Greatest Fear

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 9 and 10: My Halloween Happiness Jar and Quote about Origin of Halloween

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 11 and 12: Must Do List and Sensory Chart

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 13 and 14: Lucky #13 and A Ghost Story

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 15 and 16: Quote and Fear

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 17 and 20: Costumes and Scary Movies

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 22 and 25: Altered Photo and Quote

 

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Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 26 and 27: ATC and Candy of the 80′s

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Prompts 28 and 29: Ghosts and Edgar Allen Poe quote

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Days 30 and 31: Thoughts on October 30 and October 31

 

Halloween Art Journal by Julie Ann Shahin

Back cover

Thanks for looking!!!

___________________________________

Kay

*UPDATE: Pages added this evening are titled in RED

Fall Journal by Kay aka kayoft

 

01 Fall Journal: THE COVER

Fun painting with acrylics … scary at first but then I thought, “anyone can paint a scary tree,” and went for it.

Acrylics on the cover of my moleskine notebook.

 

Fall Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL UPDATE 10/4

lots of journaling about my process – in a nutshell – gesso is my hybrid “undo” key The tree page is the front/back cover -all hand-painted (can’t believe I did that) and my journal will be a combination of hybrid and digital pages.
Stay tuned for more updates … and come join in the fun with your own Fall or Halloween journal.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

#02 Early Memories (Left Page, Right page is below)

I’ve racked my brain, but there aren’t many memories to go with this holiday. I have always loved this poem/story and do have memories of my Granny saying these words to me …

“an’ the goblins’ll getcha iff’n ya don’t watch out”

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

#02 Early Memories (Right Page)

 

Fall Journal by Kay aka kayoft

#Prompt 3

more fun play with text – prompt 3 was to illustrate a quote and play with lettering. Fonts used were AR Hermann and 1942 Report.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL: Prompt 4 (quotes & lettering)

First you paint the background, then you add some printables (Tangie’s Collage Sheet Mania 934) and a flourish from the paper stash. Scan. Then you’re ready to start playing with text in Photoshop.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Fall Journal: DELIGHTFUL RELAXATION

A Fall Journal page on my own: I seem to be stuck on a “tea” theme lately – a little bit hybrid a little bit digital on this spread. But then I guess that’s what hybrid is, isn’t it. Kind of a mix of all kinds of techniques and materials.

Anyway, funny story, I had nearly all of my magazine images stuck in place when I realized I was using my husband’s chapstick for glue rather than my new glue stick. LOL Still fighting to get the pages to stick the way I want them but it gets better each day. Heh heh …

I thought this was a great quick substitute for traditional scones or cucumber sandwiches for tea time. I have a hard time settling in for quiet time and this is a good incentifive to REINFORCE the need for developing that habit.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Fall Journal: Prompt 5: Pumpkin Zen

After being inspired from all the wonderful “tangles” from our September quest, I had great fun creating this tangle over a scanned pumpkin photo.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

#7 Fall Journal: Moonlight Walks

Prompt 7 was all about making hand-print Halloween characters but no one in my house (DH and the dog) really wants to play in the paint like I do so I changed my prompt to fit what they do like to do. I painted my moon scene and played with some lettering and free-form poetry/journaling describing our night walks.

After I scanned my painting I added a more personal journaling segment and some digital paint splatter layers to the next page. I wrote about my feelings about being able to take late night walks with DH and the dog after a long almost 2 years of living on opposite coasts.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

#9

Prompt 9: come up with a spell or potion for happiness and contentment. After spending a few days studying different styles and page compositions, here we are

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL: pages prepped

Two more page background prepped and ready for journaling. Nothing is speaking to me yet as to how to use these pages … time will tell.

Left side: How fast and easy to use a background already put together by Tangie from the workshop box – just added a couple of paper scrap pieces and gessoed some of the squares.

Right side: gesso, light orange wash with acrylics, add paper scraps, torn book pages, and some magazine images. And lastly, finish off with a bit of gesso again.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Prompt 10: Halloween Magic and a Spooky Tangle

Much fun playing with two process: tangling and collaging. And on the left side even more fun playing with Tangie’s spooky kit called Phantom Sparks.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

05 Einstein zentangle

a little bit of collage (to hide some bad “tangles) and a fun sticker (love adding in Einstein) and why not have a googlie-eye spider join in the fun, too

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

10 Halloween History

Having taught school, I’ve read lots about the history of Halloween and thought this page kind of sums everything up nicely.

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Prompt 11: 10 Things I love about Fall

The real prompt was to record the to-do list to be ready for a Halloween party. I changed mine around to a list of all the things I love about the season of Fall.

You may remember me sharing about the painting of the page. Today I added the leaf rubber stamps and did some pen work. One thing I learned with this page is how much longer it takes for the pen ink to dry when layered over paint. Hence, a few smudges and smears here and there

 

 

FALL JOURNAL: PROMPT 13 Superstitions

 

 

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL: PROMPT 14 – a Ghost Story

 

It’s a favorite and always has been but I had no idea it was written in the early 1800′s or that it was even an actual written piece – THE GOLDEN ARM!!

 


 

Fall Journal by Kay

#15

Lots of fun playing digitally with what would be much easier by and … namely white pen work … but much fun playing with the ink blot paper, face pieces, and text.

 

 

Fall Journal by Kay

#16 my solution for facing my fears ??? keep the lights on, honey

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL 20: Scary Movies

Listing of 3 movies that have scared the daylights out of me …

I never really saw Tarantula. I was about 5 or 6 when I saw the previews to this movie while waiting for the REAL movie to start. That was enough to scare anyone away from spiders for life.

War of the Worlds: I was babysitting late at night, all alone, … ahhhh … right in there with the Wax Museum movie

Scream … speaks for itself – never saw any of the sequels.

My journaling: The most fun I ever had pulling one over on Mike was when I made a date with him for Halloween night to watch a scary movie, a movies with all kinds of monsters. I kept my secret to the very end and a wonderful Halloween tradition was born … watching MONSTERS INC.

Oh, and the funny thing, as I was scanning this page I noticed I had mispelled “scary” on my original page. Photoshop to the rescue … just a little tweaking here and there. Still need to fix the original with a sticker or a little gesso … LOL … there’s always a solution for the boo-boos.

 

 

Fall Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL: Prompt 17 Costumes on Parade

A truly hybrid page … starting with painting, adding some pieces from paper supplies and then adding some digital doodles from Tangie’s Darkroom kit.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Fall Journal: Prompt 18 Create a Monster

A fun prompt to play with … I didn’t create any of the monsters but had fun mixing and matching appropriate monsters from different kits to help tell the story.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

Fall Journal: Prompt 18 Create a Monster (Left Page)

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay

FALL JOURNAL PROMPT 24

 

This quote just seemed to fit as I started playing with the background I started with from the workshop kit.

 

Fall Art Journal by Kay aka kayoft

#31

Tangie didn’t actually give us this prompt but in view of our record-breaking weather this year in the Northeast I thought it might be fun to keep an on-going record of the weather for Halloween Night.

And one of the biggest resources I’ve used on nearly all of my pages has been the wonderful tutorial Tangie did for all of us on the AJC teaching us how to manipulate text. I have used that lesson more than any other … big thanks to Tangie!

 

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And now our Surprise Artist:

Spunmonkey!

Front Cover by SpunMonkey

Mischief and Mayhem 2011

 

A cover for my “31″ Halloween Art Journal. Made with the following:

Scrapbook Graphics: Tangie Baxter – Steampunk Spooktacular Spectacle collab by Tangie Baxter and Rebecca McMeen, Steampunk Spooktacular Spectacle collab Extras, {Studio Box Workshop No. 2} “31” Halloween Art Journal, Midnight Mischief collab by Tangie Baxter and Sherrie JD

 

Halloween Art Journal by SpunMonkey

 

Beware! The Vampire: October 2 page for my Halloween Art Journal.

Quote: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” Dexter Kozen

My earliest Halloween memory – Age 6 or 7, I was a vampire. Made with Moonlight Hollow by Tangie Baxter, October My Scrapbook Art Designer of the Month kit.

 

Halloween Art Journal by SpunMonkey

 

The Moon Laughs: October 8 page for my Halloween Art Journal.

Phantom Sparks and Alice’s Curiously Spooky Night by Tangie Baxter @ Scrapbook Graphics

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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 101: Spotlight on Roben-Marie (Updated)

This is our third edition of our study of the artists interviewed in the Art Journal Caravan 2011 Navigation Guide.  We hope you are enjoying this series this month. Today we look closer at Roben-Marie. (UPDATED with one more layout by Heather aka sparklyduck75!)

Introducing You to Roben-Marie in the 2011 Navigation Guide!

You will find her interview on Pages 34-39 of the Navigation Guide, exclusive to the Art Journal Caravan 2011 Expedition. Roben-Marie comments “…when I want to try new tools or techniques, I bring out my journals and use them for experimentation.”  She suggests to never compare your art journal pages to others because “As a person we grow and change and so will your art journals.” Be sure to read more of her tips in her interview.

’ve asked the Studio Tangie Creative team to check out Roben-Marie’s Finally Resolved Art Journal page (click on link to see) and create a page with just shapes, doodles, and journaling.

Thank you Roben-Marie for your inspiration!

Studio Tangie Creative Team Pages With Just Shapes, Doodles, and Journaling

 

Heather aka sparklyduck75

As I fall more and more in love with digital art, I get further and further from my own hands somehow. I hadn’t drawn anything in years till Tangie gave the Art Journal Caravan the Zentangle/Mandala Adventure Quest in September. Suddenly since then, I’m doodling every chance I get. All the doodles on this page are scanned from my handmade journal from Tangie’s Etsy shop. It’s so satisfying to get in touch with that part of myself again!

 

Art Journal Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

Julie Ann

Social Media TeamI started off combining several of Tangie’s papers. I added the circles and hearts next, the paint, and the text last. This was a lot of fun to do a lot of digital painting with Tangie’s splattergraffiti kits. I didn’t even feel the need to add my trademark borders on every edge!

 

 

 

 

Muse by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Christina aka Caubin

 

When Things Go Wrong by Caubin

 

Shelli aka readingfool


Art Journal Page by Shelli aka readingfool

Are you inspired to give this challenge a twirl? Try an art journal page with just shapes, doodles, and journaling!

 

Thank you very much to the Creative Team for your fantastic efforts!!!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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