Archives for October 2012

personal photography in art journaling

I had another post planned for today, but this one begged to go first *** When I started art journaling 2 1/2 years ago, I came across a school of thought that said you shouldn’t use personal photography in art journaling because that makes it scrapbooking. End of discussion. No grey area. That’s just how […]

You are my sunshine

A quick art journal show and tell for you today. For this page, I collaged book pages all over the background, then white-washed the whole thing with gesso. I put down three shades of blue watersoluble crayon (using lots of water), covered in cling film (plastic wrap) and left to dry. When dry(ish), I peeled […]

me, myself and I

Wherever we go, I’m told Aoife is the spit of me. Then someone usually says that Kirby is the spit of Aoife. Poor Alan doesn’t get a look in. I’m used to it. I’ve heard it all my life. Growing up, everyone said how much I looked like my mother. And acted like her. And […]

cuddle up cowboy (step-by-step)

I don’t usually post step-by-step instructions of how I make my journal pages. Not because I don’t want to, but because I get completely caught up in what I do and forget to take pictures. Yet I remember how much I loved them and needed them when I first started art journaling and was scared […]