Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WOYWW - 02-01-12: of the greatest pleasures...!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

For WOYWW today, I'm showing a tiny corner of my workstation, where I've been playing in my art journal #4 (no title yet).

These 2 pix show the full '..CREATE page' - and a corner of the same page with me in the bottom right corner. In the full page picture, you can also see a few strips of my custom designer masking tape, on the upper left. Love it! Upper right shows a roll of TH tape and a roll of 7 Gypsies tape.

I doodled a bunch of bubbles inside the giant letters. The background shows my initial handwritten journaling using colored pencil. Love the way the handwriting adds a hint of texture underneath the glaze.

Playing in my journals has become addictive! Just have the most fun time creating backgrounds and textures. Can my scrapbooking addiction be falling by the wayside - eek!

unfinished CREATE ANYTHING page WIP
 " create anything is one of the
greatest pleasures of all.'
- paul wilson

Supplies used - so far: Pentel pen,
gel pens, marker,
embossed metal tape, acrylic paint,
colored pencil, custom acrylic glaze,
gesso, soft gel medium (gloss),
vintage image inkjet printed on deli paper

that's me spying out of the
right corner of this journal page

Supplies: B and W image
inkjet printed on transparency

What about you? Have you discovered art journals yet? Have you tried the new SMASH journals? I got both sizes and started playing in them a tad. Not sure I like them too much - I find it sort of hard to turn the pages...but we'll see how they turn out. Verdict's not in yet...

Thanks for stopping by! Would love for you to comment on this post - or any of my other posts - and become a Folllower too while you're here.

Go see more inspiring  WOYWW artist studios here!



Karen said...

Beautiful art work Lulu, I especially love the colours you are working with :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #108

okienurse said...

great looking journal pages! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Lulu! I love working on my journals and yes, ever since my son was not a child anymore, i sort of stopped making scrapbook pages! I'm going to try writing with pencils underneath the background too! Patsy

Julia Dunnit said...

So not sure about the Smash things, not sure abut what's the difference between SMASH and a journal. How great that you're enjoying working on the pages...I love the cut out you in the page corner!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks fab, love the pages. Also love your Paris pic on your side bar, went last Nov, and fell in love with those lamp posts! Hope you enjoyed this WOYWW. Zo x 89

MaggieC said...

You seem to be having a wonderful time with that journal. Hope it all comes together as you would like. xx Maggie #112

voodoo vixen said...

Your journal looks lovely and the journal pages too! I can't get my head around journal pages... I think I need to be in control too much!! Smash books are fun, though I made my own. ;)

Sheena said...

Lovely work! I don't do journaling but I've seen some lovely work on my travels around WOYWW.
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m finally on the home straight!


Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

beautiful art work!
michele #176

apinkdreamer said...

great journal~! nice to meet you!!!

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