zondag 25 mei 2014

Really first Art-Journal!


Today I have made my very first Art-Journal :-)

I was looking for one for a couple of weeks now, but I think I'm a bit to picky as I still didn't had one...
Or I thought of the ones I found they where to smal or to big or to pricey or...
Friday I discovered jennibellie her YouTube channel and she has inspired me to start and make one myself using cardboard boxes and thick junkmail.
I started on the cover Saturday and today I have finished it off.
As of tomorrow I can start using it to try out new techniques or just play around....

For the cover I used a box of and covered it up with some scraps of pages of an old book.
after that I covered it with some tissue paper, white-washed it witch gesso and colored it with some acrylic paint.
I have made some stencils and used them to create some texture.
I glued down a picture I had colored with watercolor pencils a while ago.
To give it the finishing touch I used some glitter pens to color or outline some drawing or paintings...
Unfortunately after everything was done I wanted to seal everything with glossy mod podge.
This was a big mistake because it made the glitter pen smudge (is this the right word??? :s )

All things considering I'm happy with the results and I hope I can get a lot of joy working in this journal...

here are some more photos of the back- and inside of the cover....

If you wanna see how to make this journal you can watch the tutorial Jennibellie did on youtube here.

Hope you all had a creative weekend as well,
See you all soon...


dinsdag 20 mei 2014

Mini Album for Mother's Day

Hey all,

The last couple of weeks I was bussy making a mini album to give my mom for mother day.
Sinds it was only my second album, and this one was a lot larger than my first, it took me a while to finish it. Not that I mind, cause I loved making it!

After I made the video, I put in all the photo's. The end result wasn't that bad as I am new to all of this.
My mum really loved her gift, not only did she get this mini album, she also got a large print of the 3 grandchildren in a nice frame. I don't think we could give her something she would have loved more....

It took me some time to upload the video, but finally it is online @ YouTube.
You can go and take a look a the finishing product here:

Please leave a comment below with some feedback as I really would love to learn and become as good as all those wonderful people out there on YouTube!

See you all soon....

Lb Crafter