Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page. As mixed media artists we tend to try lots of different styles of pages, trying to find our style, favourite colours and images that speak to us. Lately I have been doing some research into abstract styles and came across the work of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch pioneer of abstract art. If you are an Aussie of a certain age or a fan of rock band Silverchair, you will already be familiar with Piet’s style as it inspired the cover of the album Young Modern. Piet’s work features strong primary colours and linear lines.
My page features stamps by Dina Wakley and the quote ‘kindle your spark of madness’. In the words of Robin Williams – ‘You’re only given a spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.’
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Hello! It’s Robyn with you today sharing an art journal page using some brand new Dina Wakley stamps. I tend to love anything insect themed, so when these cute stamps came in they were in my hands so fast! I love the size of the images – perfect for cards, tags or art journaling. This page comes together quite quickly once the butterflies are stamped, coloured and trimmed – I love how the sparkly butterflies gently pop out of the page. You can easily substitute with different colours or maybe use a different type of background all together!
Art Journal Page by Robyn Wood
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There was lot of sewing going on in my house lately. So I got inspired by it. My mumma does it, 🙂 I just watch, admire the colours and touch and feel fabrics, laces, buttons. And I always wonder how it would look if I paint over that pattern or this one? How paint will behave itself on it? What texture I will end up with? What else I can throw on it?
So I decided to give it a go! I made a journal ( notebook, book) cover. You can put on one journal and when you are done with it, you can transfer it on another. Hope you like it.
Join Robyn Wood as she takes you on an imaginary journey starting with the simple act of making some tea. Have a cuppa beside you as you watch Robyn create this delightful art journal page using Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Dylusions sprays and Pan Pastels. If your drawing skills aren’t up to scratch – simply use some tea cup clip-art or follow Robyn’s simple trick to create the cup & saucer!