Earlier this week I shared options for applying paint without a brush. I also shared that I am sinking deeper and deeper into the art journaling black hole. YIKES!
I will admit I am really enjoying the journey. I now spend time each morning playing in my new Dylusions journal. I got the smaller one, which is perfect for me. I like tiny. Today I am sharing my first page with the world.
Rule #1: Creativity needs Moodling
The name of this blog comes from a book by Brenda Ueland. In her book, If you Want to Write, she writes, "So you see imagination needs moodling-long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." It is my guiding principle of creativity. I see creativity like a muscle. Use it or lose it.
My first art journal is dedicated to that principle. But is not the only rule I have. (I am a HUGE NCIS fan. Gibbs has rules for life, I have rules for creativity.) This journal will become a home for all I know about creativity.
My 2nd rule? Messy is an awesome way to start the day!
|Apply paint using baby wipe.|
|Randomly stamp images on to background.|
|Stamp border and color with Distressed Crayons.|
|Apply Matte Medium to small sections of the background and cover with old book paper. Allow time to dry.|
|Once dry, remove excess paper.|
|Color book paper with Distress Crayons.|
|Add paint using edge of plastic key card.|
|Apply thin coat of clear Gesso. Allow time to dry.|
|Add drips to page using Prima crayons. Distress crayons do not run as well as Prima or Gelatos.|
|Stamp image. Color with watercolor pencils and cut out image.|
|Adhere image to page.|
|Add sentiment to page.|
|Final step....apply a think layer of Glazing/Varnish Medium.|
I will be featuring future pages as part of an ongoing series, Rules of Creativity.