Tangled Town

I have kept written journals for quite a long time. I have a box full of these, mainly written when someting was troubling me. Mostly work and health related. Pretty tedious or mundane stuff really. I decided to convert one, a Pomaganate African journal, into an art journal. I glued pages together and gessoed some. I have been using it for the second Tamara Laporte eclass, Awesome Art Journals. Week 1’s assignment was various background pages. Each subsequent week has been different techniques to layer onto those backgrounds.

This is a 2 page entry, which started with a tangle called CUdad from Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s Totally Tangled book. As happens when I tangled, it grew from there. I added a few cutout elements. I used a Sakura Micron pen and some Pitt pens. I took a photo with my tablet and edited it with Aviary and Pixlromatic.
image

The journal pages are quite good, actually. I need not have glued pages together. The unglued pages have stood up very well to collage and mixed media. I have nearly filled this journal and will have to get that journal box out of storage and convert more written journals into art journals. I like the idea of covering up all those negative thoughts with mixed media art.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.