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« Reply #3190 on: July 11, 2012 01:35:37 PM »

I've just gone through most of this thread and it's really inspiring. I've just found a book and after I've read it (that wasn't meant to happen actually, i bought it only for journalling :p) I'm going to start on it Cheesy i'm so excited !!
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« Reply #3191 on: July 18, 2012 06:48:31 PM »

I've just found a book and after I've read it (that wasn't meant to happen actually, i bought it only for journalling :p)

I find that this happens with me, but after I have pulled out a bunch of the pages so I only get bits and pieces of the story.

Welcome, I look forward to seeing some of your pages!

Phizzy- After seeing your blog post, I was finally inspired to dig out my paints, papers, and other crafty stuff and get to work. It was just what I needed, and now I find that I am working in my altered journal each night and it is so relaxing. Thanks!

Turns out my estimate for July creativity was accurate  Grin

Here are a few recent additions to my creative journal.





I have a few more photos at http://kaotickrafter.blogspot.com/2012/07/feeling-creative.html, but these are my most recent (and favorites).

What has everyone else been working on this summer?
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« Reply #3192 on: July 18, 2012 07:08:50 PM »


YES! I'm doing the Kathryn Wheel Calendar-along thing (http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/2011/12/goodbye-2011.html)this year... This is my January page, which I also feel is too small.

Kate uses a 12x8 moleskine notebook, so her calendar spreads are 12x16 with like a 1.5" square for each day. I'm also hunting for a bigger book, but thought about just buying 12x16 watercolor paper and then binding it all into a book with a coptic stitch at the end of the year.


I was just going back through the pages and I think that I might use a layout like this for our family calendar once we get to Montana. I love the idea of having one calendar on a larger page.

For some reason I saw "spiral bound" instead of "coptic stitch," and even though I realized I read it wrong, I like the idea of it being spiral bound. That will make it easier to switch from one month to the next.

If I could just find a used bind-it-all/zutter type thing for cheap...
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« Reply #3193 on: July 20, 2012 07:46:57 PM »

I got my Bind-it-all at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, so instead of $60 it was under $40. Still a little pricey, but it's darn useful to have! I haven't done anything in my art journal, but I've been keeping up with my calendar journaling! KK I really like the last page with the mosaic-looking frame. It looks like a mosaic dove/night sky. And the border is lovely, too.
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« Reply #3194 on: July 23, 2012 02:39:52 PM »

I started journalling as part of creative therapy so here's a few of my pages.

This one is about getting my roots in de ground

A very simple, "to be or not to be"

About high-sensitivity

about always playing perfect angel

The wall I built around my emotions is cracking

Eyes

an inkwork about my childhood

dreams can be real
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« Reply #3195 on: July 23, 2012 03:00:47 PM »

All gorgeous pages!

I love both of those, KK! I'm getting back into the swing of things again too, just about Cheesy I'm going on a big trip soon and I've treated myself to a book from here for my travels. Lots of work coming to prepare it before I go!

Nata, those are lovely, I particularly like your dreams page!
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« Reply #3196 on: July 23, 2012 03:31:27 PM »

Nooo- Thanks! I currently live about 1 1/2 hours from any type of craft store, so it makes it easy to "save" money, but I might have to keep the coupon in mind next time we make a trip to "the city."

Natasjadreams- Getting creative can feel so good. If you are using art journaling as a form of therapy, you might want to check out "The Art Journal Workshop" by Traci Bunkers. She has some really great journaling prompts in there. Here is an example of one that I did http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390070.msg4690157#msg4690157

Phizzy, Thanks, can't wait to see your trip journal :0)
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« Reply #3197 on: July 24, 2012 06:33:49 PM »

It feels so good to be creating again  Grin


This spread was inspired by Nooo ( Here is the pinned page Smiley) I used sticker paper for all of the squares and rectangles. I played around with sharpies, colored pencils, and crayons when we were driving and watercolors once we got to the hotel. I may do more with this page, I'm not sure yet.


This spread is from our recent trip to Ames/Des Moines, Iowa for the weekend. I glued most of the receipts from the weekend to the page, then painted the entire thing with watered down acrylics. I have more plans for this page, but so far I love the little hand drawn details my 6yo daughter and I have added.



And this one was inspired by a few different pages in the latest Art Journaling magazine.

Yes, I do occasionally come up with a spread on my own, but it's been a while and I am a bit rusty, so thanks everyone for the inspiration!
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« Reply #3198 on: July 25, 2012 06:25:17 AM »

Gorgeous!  Cheesy I especially love the nooo inspired one!  And your trip page with the details from your daughter is such a good idea!
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« Reply #3199 on: July 27, 2012 06:01:17 PM »

I have a few questions for those that are still following.

When prepping an altered journal, what do you use to stick your pages together?

When using watercolors, does it leave a chalky residue or am I just using cheap watercolors?

How do you keep your pages from sticking together?

Thanks!
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