Wednesday, February 15, 2012

'WOYWW 02-15-12 Play Day in Art Journal (AJ)!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

This week I've been under the weather (flu - with fever and other gross symptoms). So I'm still playing in my Art Journal for WOYWW. Making more layered backgrounds and still practicing image transfers using mag photos and gel medium.

This book is the new 'mixed-media book' from Strathmore I bought last year at Michaels - with a coupon. This book is advertised to be useful for wet media, but I'm not impressed. The pages were too thin for my purposes. So I glued 3 together to use as my substrates. The texture is fine, the pages were just too thin for the abuse I give paper in my art journals.

 Mixed-media journal (Strathmore),
cover has a couple of my custom
embossed/painted metal 'flags'

 AJ spread,
below dried-out red ink
cartridge for rolling stampers,
needs to be re-inked

AJ spread with leaning stack

What books do you use for your Art Journals? Have you tried the Moleskine watercolor paper books? Love them - but not cheap! Soon I hope to make some books from scratch using watercolor paper from pads I've got around the studio.

Happy Valentine's Day, too. Since I'm sick and hubby works 6 days a week we plan to celebrate on the weekend. We exchanged cards and he gave me a a box of chocolate covered strawberries to cheer me up - they were tasty!

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ScrappnBee said...

Lulu, the art pages are gorgeous! I so hope that you are feeling better for your hubby's day off! That way you can properly celebrate ;)! Try and enjoy your WOYWW!-Amanda #149
PS- I have blog candy in honor of Valentine's Day. Pop on over and visit for a chance!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy Valentine's day! sorry to hear you haven't been well but i hope you will have a nice celebration this weekend. your journal pages are AMAZING! beautiful! thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hope you get over the flu soon. I love those backgrounds, especially since I'm a big background freak. You seem to be doing well with your image transfers. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Sarpreet said...

the book looks interestin,good luck with that, great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, Thank you for letting us have a peek, #50

okienurse said...

great looking journal pages! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Hazel said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly - hope you feel better soon. Love the journal pages (Hazel, WOYWW #136) x

Anne-marie said...

Hi hope you feel better soon mmmm chocolate covered strawberries sound yummy hope you have a great week
Anne-marie no 121

Ann B said...

Love your pages, nothing better than playing with inks and paints to help forget your aches and pains. I only started journaling a couple of weeks ago and already I have bought journal number two. Not sure about the paper though, it does seem a bit on the thin side.
Ann B

Danielle said...

Your pages look great! I hope you feel better soon! Dani28

Julia Dunnit said...

I dont do Art Journalling Lou - good grief, it's all I can do to stamp and colour in. Did you sketch that leaning stack? gracious. Am loving the colour of that spread. Shame about the Strathmore...they are a well respected name for 'wet media' type papers, so am surprised.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love yoru art journal thanks for sharing..

Michele x160

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous art pages and I love your blog background, Paris is a fav of mine and I was lucky enough to go there last Nov. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 86

aimee said...

love your journal pages lulu!

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