A BIG HELLO (smiling and waving with my paint covered hand) FROM ME TO YOU….
I’m Wendy Walsh from Wendy Lee Design. I am truly honoured and grateful to be part of this fun and creative Lulu art design team. Today I am bringing to you, “How to make a mixed media Art Journal.” This journal is quick and simple to make, FUN and you can decorate it simply or elaborately, depending on your taste.
For me, an Art Journal is a sacred space to reflect, create and celebrate life as you know it. Journal pages have no right or wrong, good or bad, just freedom to explore, create and play.
Please join me in making this Art journal and it is my hope that this blog post inspires creativity and JOY.
On the front cover of my Art Journal I painted from a photo of my two aunties when they were little girls. The photo itself is so precious to me and painting it evoked such fond memories.
It’s all here in the video:
- Make sure you glue all tissue paper and scrapbook paper down first. When dry, mix together (50%) diluted glue and water and seal the front of the papers.
- I measured and marked an inch in on both boards as a guide to glue my fabric for the binding of the journal. I glued the fabric 1 cm short of the full inch (sorry about the change in metric), so I could add the wash tape to it later.Once fabric is glued into place, cover and seal the fabric with the diluted glue as well. It will dry stiff, so make sure it dries flat.
I organise an Art on Envelope swap from my Facebook page every few months. I thought this journal could also work as a keepsake journal-a place to store my beautiful art envelopes that I have received.
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