Wednesday, 4 July 2018

CONTINUING WITH THE JOURNAL....

Is it a journal, or is it a diary, or a sketchbook, or a notebook.? I guess, like with all crafting really, it is whatever you want it to be!  I decided to use mine at the moment to try out some layouts combining some sketching, with stamping and collage, and colour, and different mediums.  I might move on from that, who knows?! But I am happy just to play with that right now, and the sketching I'm concentrating on is that where you use a pen of some sort (no pencils or rubbers allowed), and you start to draw something that is in front of you, and you don't lift your pen off the paper, until you've finished your sketch.  I like that sort of drawing as it is quick, instant and might have lots of 'mistakes', but it helps teach you to really study the object you are drawing.  The object might be a flower, or a leaf, or a grass, or a teacup, or an ornament, or a shoe.  Anything that takes your fancy.  Colour can be added later if you like or you might create texture and colour with collage. The result might be accurate, or it might be quirky and fun.  Give it a go and see what you come up with! 

Here are my latest pages - a floral double page spread...







Stamps involved in the above include CI-495, CI-415, CI-017, and CI-437.  Try adding some collage elements such as postage stamps, vintage stuff, lace, music sheets, washi tape, book pages, tissue, and use a nice firm glue to keep it all in place, such as the excellent Cosmic Shimmer glue which holds most things in place once it dries.

Thanks for looking,
Back soon,
Jean x 

p.s. I'm back on Hochanda on 3rd and 4th August, with some new goodies, and lots of demos.  More info to follow...

9 comments:

Jannet said...

Gorgeous journal pages! No pencils and No rubbers now that sounds scary ! Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda with the new goodies! Enjoy your journaling xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your journal is looking great Jean. With so many different and beautiful things to look at, it’s hard to take your eyes off it. I love how you’ve combined your paper, stamps and sketches to create this wonderful project. It’s plain to see how much you’re enjoying the creative experience too. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next, so keep up the good work. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

Gerrina said...

Your journal looks great; love the soft colours and that there is so much on these that I keep seeing new things!
I started years ago as a scrapper and moved from there and with the AJ-page and Pocketletters I seem to combine all in my photobooks or photo Journals as I call them now. It is fun to combine all! So looking forward to more pages from you... Hugs, Gerrina

Pat said...

Beautiful work Jean and much of interest to look at and admire, and looking forward to seeing more. I'm not sure I could draw an image that would be recognisable not lifting the pencil from the paper or using a rubber but perhaps I will give it a try. x

Jackie P Neal said...

Stunning Jean,absolutely Stunning!!
Your flowers simply draw me in! Such a unique,and interesting journal-so much to look at! I would enjoy to flip through it while relaxing on a summer's day with a tall glass of lemonade!
Beautiful work!
hugs,Jackie

Craftyfield said...

Interesting to see how you constructed the page with so many elements and yet obtained a cohesive look to these beautiful pages. Can't wait to see more...

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

it's a great success Jean, a beautiful work, with lots of details to watch!!
Have a good WE,
Hugs,
Sylvie

Coco said...

WOW!!!! How beautiful...
Stunning and delightful work on these pages Jean!!!!
You show us a different way to play with all our nature stamps, with some other beautiful collage elements, and why not indeed, also delicate sketching...
Well done Jean, and thank you for this very inspirationnal piece, so beautiful. I adore it!
Hugs,
Coco xx

World of Animals, Inc said...

All of these designs and detailed drawings that you included in your journal flow so nicely together. This is amazing thanks for the share. Have a nice rest of your day.
World of Animals