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Journal Page 5

This is the last art journal page I am going to post for a while. Do I hear cheering? No, really, I have enjoyed making the last 5 journal pages and will continue to make more as I am really enjoying this process. But I do know when enough is enough for my loyal readers. Plus, I have some other tutorials and fun ideas I’m waiting to try!

So here are the six prompts for today from http://www.daisyyellowart.com.

curious

sky blue

rainbow

pocket or window

heart

bird

When I first looked at this list I was thinking it was going to have to be a sickly sweet page. But after thinking about what to do, and re-thinking about what to do, this is what I came up with.

First I put a thin layer of gesso an old binder pocket I cut in half.

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I was thinking of cutting a window in the pocket but then I thought that would be overkill! Next I painted on the sky blue in patches. Along the inside edge, I painted a blue rainbow by lightening the shade each time.( I love real rainbows, but it would be hard for me to put one on a journal page without “my little pony” or the care bears too.) I blended the blues well so the rainbow effect is subtle. 

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Then I added the image of a Western Nuthatch, some text (which includes the word heart) and some paint. This is where it gets interesting. I decided to put elements from a real birds home into the pocket and seal it up. People who haven’t see this blog will be curious as to what is inside the pocket.  This is what the little bird has in her house.

jpage5-3Some string, straw, a leaf, a feather, a stick and some tiny eggs.

jpage5-4Into the pocket they go.

jpage5-5Now that the pocket is complete, I sealed it shut with wax and a heart shaped stamp.

I hope you have enjoyed laughing at looking at my journal pages. In just five days I’ve really learned a lot. I strongly suggest that you go Daisy Yellow Arts website for tons of information on art journaling, as well as oodles of prompts should you need them. Thank you again for your patience with this project and thank you to all the kind feedback. Next week I’ll be back with something totally different!

 

 

 

The Lazy Decorator Part 2

As each holiday season passes, I promise myself I will be more prepared for the next one. As I do several craft shows and have two shops to decorate at Christmas time,  I just manage to throw up (that doesn’t sound right) some decorations around the house. And it usually doesn’t look that bad because we’ve got nice Christmas decorations.

Well, here we are facing Spring head on and guess what? I’M NOT READY!!!! I wish I had all kinds of great excuses why I’m not ready, but I don’t. So I had to call out the lazy decorator in me to fix up this boring mantle. (You’ve seen it before in The Lazy Decorator)

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I have some cute  “Springy” stuff, I just had to gather it together and throw it on the dining table, like this….

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Let’s take a closer look at some of these goodies.

lazy1-4These are old store stock egg boxes that were never used. I got them at the Big Flea in Fredericksburg for $1.00 a piece. Look closely at the cute chicken graphics!

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Yeah, I know he’s a goat not a lamb, but just look at that sweet face!

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Here is a vintage flocked lamb next to two vintage hard plastic bunnies. Look at the little red nose on the yellow bunny.

Well I futzed for all of 10 minutes, because that’s basically my attention span, and I came up with this…

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I know you can’t see it very well, so I’ll give you some panoramic pictures.

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I love the vintage Easter card and all the little peeps.

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Look at my vintage bunny wearing a small doily on her head. And more peeps.

lazy1-8Look who’s reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”, more peeps.

lazy1-9And last but not least on top of the mantle, it’s goatee! (and more peeps)

lazy1-10Here is an Easter banner I made. Unfortunately, Miss Golightly is a little too interested in this! We’ll have to see how long this lasts. Here is a close up in case you don’ t have Superman vision.

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Well, that’s my 10 minute, low budget (more like NO budget) Spring decorating.   The moral of this story is you can decorate with anything and make it look great as long as you are surrounded by your peeps!!!!!