Sunday, January 17, 2016

Finished Mini Art Journal & Starting Large One

I'm thrilled that I finished my mini art doll journal, but I didn't hesitate to start a new one. I decided to go much bigger this time! The large one is about four times the size as my mini journal, pictured in the center. 
The large journal is actually made from an Urban Outfitter Holiday catalog they gave out free in the stores. The catalog measures 12" x 14" and is made of non-glossy heavy paper - I picked up two :-).
Below are pictures from my large art journal/catalog...
 I used white gesso, acrylic paints and distress inks.
A couple of the black flowers are stickers that my cousin gave us from Paris.
I liked the black flower stickers so much, that I tried recreating something similar to use on some of my other pages.
 I like the pop of the thick black drawings.
 As you can see, I also love bright colors and flowers.
I get my inspiration from these wonderful artists: Pam Garrison, Roben Marie Smith and Rae Missigman.
I'm also using stencils and stamps on my pages. It's fun to use some of my supplies that I've been collecting.
40 more pages to go, this project should last me awhile. Sorry models, I'll be covering you up soon.

Now to show you the final pages of my mini doll art journal...
I'm scanning each page of my mini journal, hoping to create greeting cards or post cards from them.
I'm planning on teaching my midori notebook and black ink drawings soon - hope you might be able to join me!

Have a great week!


  1. I love your art journals, but I especially like the 15th photo which looks like you did some water coloring from the class that Pat gave? Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Maryl. I actually painted the rose and hydrangea pages before Pat's class. I used acrylic paint too - not bad huh? :-)

  2. Connie I just found you through Pinterest. I am a huge roben marie and Rae missigman. Your art is FANTATIC!!!! I am so glad I found you. You are a true inspiration to me.