Our assignment this past week was to create an art journal.
I'm not an artist. I don't draw, and I don't see art in my head. I love to scrapbook because it allows me to create a beautiful art project with limited artistic skill.
I had a good go at it, and more importantly, I had LOADS of fun. My whole journal, however, ended up looking like a 6th grade art project. I kept hearing, "it's YOUR art..." and, well, I DO teach 6th grade...
I'm pretty sure I'll get kicked this week. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I really, REALLY did not have clue ONE about what I was doing. And the other projects were SO incredible, it's fair I should go...
I have to say, though, that this will probably be something I'll continue to play with because it really IS a lot of fun, and since I'm not a card maker, I might as well be an art journalist.
This was one of three page spreads I did. It was my favorite of the week, so I figured I'd load it and share it here.
I mean - it's ART, right?
The sand is bead gel with paint. The bricks are modeling paste with metallic paint. The wind - that's just a doodle around a mask with some stickles to bling it up a bit. The water is done with a scallop punch and layers of paper. The sailboat is some paper piecework. I used a clip art shape as a model and some old canvas paper for the sails. The wave is a chippie, colored with some Lindy's Mist. I do love Lindy and her mists! The clouds are gesso. And yes, that's a toothpick you see on the bow of that boat.
If you want to see what a REAL art journal looks like, go take a peek in the Week 5 Contest Gallery at Swirlydoos. There are some AMAZING projects over there.
Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge - Week 5 Gallery