Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mixed Media Art Journal

Mixed Media Art Journal Quote
"Making Art" page in my Art Journal
I have been thinking and reading about creativity over the last couple of years, and I have started collecting quotes for creative people (artists!) (me!) as well.  I have also taken several Mixed Media and Scrap booking classes over the years.  All of this culminated in not one but two art journals that I have created in 2017 and started filling with quotes, many about creativity.   

Mixed Media Art Journal Cover
Small Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

This journal is currently my favorite.  What is fun about this creation is the small size (5 x 7 inches) and the ultimate flexibility of the pages.  I can add, remove, and move pages around easily so there is no stress about which quote goes first, and what pages I want to use.

Art Journal page Vision
"Vision quote" page in my Art Journal
I use this journal as a testing ground for ideas, and it has papers created in other classes.  I'm not using extravagant calligraphy on the pages, because I know I can do that "later" in the better journal, so I'm just having fun recording the quotes I like.

Art Journal Page
"To be an Artist" page in my Art Journal

I write quotes on post-its as I find them, and then transfer them to pages on artsy days with more time. The hand writing might be fast and primitive, but book has now become one I cherish because these quotes speak to me.

In future posts I plan on sharing pages and quotes, as I get the pages and lettering finished.  If you have the time, let me know what you think, and if you know of any art journal specific blog parties.

(I created this journal in Stayce DeWid's "Art Anthology Mixed Media Class".  Other papers were created in a class taught by Dyan Reaveley)



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I am linking up to these parties:
Lakeshoredrive: Bouquet of Talent Sa 6p 294 (Entry 58 of 163.)
Little Farmstead: Sundays Home Sa 7p (Entry 64 of 246.)
Eclectic Redbarn: Happiness is Homemade (Entry 8 of 268.)
Maison de Cinq: Sundays Home (Entry 64 of 246.)
Darling Diaries: Good Morning Mon 166 (Entry 25 of 67.)
Silver Pennies: Sundays Party 260 (Entry 64 of 157.)
Rustic Refined: Dishing it and Diggin it 197 (Entry 28 of 230.)
Jembellish: A-Round-Tuit 411 (Entry 1 of 194.)
Dwellings: Amaze me Monday Sun 5p 261 (Entry 46 of 117.)
IShould: Inspiration Mon Sun 5p (Entry x of 384.) 

Create with Joy: Inspire me Mon 329 (Entry 36 of 205.)
TumbleContessa: Whatd-do-weekend 269 (Entry 64 of 116.) 
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Tues 420 (Entry 1 of 238.)
Good Random Fun: Good Random Fun (Entry 14 of 42.) 
Intelligent domestications: Merry Monday 201 (Entry 166 of 299.)  
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 6a 482 (Entry 15x of 66.)
Maria Elena: Tue at Our Home 254 (Entry 35 of 162.)  
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Monday 4p 213 (Entry 6 of 266.) 
Cedarhill Farmhouse: The Scoop Mon 5pm 323 (Entry 11 of 445.)
Snapcreativity: Show and Tell Mon 7pm 316 (Entry 95 of 333.)
How to Home: Project Inspired Mon 7pm 270 (Entry 138 of 213.)

Gingersnapcrafts: Wow me Wednesday 338 (Entry 4? of x)
Interior frugalista: Talk of the Town Tu 6p 120 (Entry 19 of 132.)
21Rosemarylane: Share Your Style 167 (Entry 48 of 282.)
Girlish Whims: Your Whims Wed 352 (Entry 136 of 191.)
Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed 384 (Entry 70 of 310.)

A Delight: Home and Garden Thur 322 (Entry 50 of 169.) 
Imparting Grace: Grace at Home 296 9:30A Th (Entry 142 of 181.)
My Thrift Store Addiction: Vintage Charm Party 130 (Entry 36 of 49.)
Celebrate: Celebrate Story 125 (Entry 85 of 122.)
* Designthusiasm: Style Showcase 26 (Entry ?)
Katherines corner: Thurs favorite things Th 6a (Entry 12 of 215)

My husband: Beautifully Made 8 (Entry 43b of 52.)  
French Country: Feather Nest Fri (Entry 43 of 189.) *
Grandmas House: Wed Party 84 (Entry 116b of 122b.)
Life as we know it Th 3pm 282 (Entry 154 of 223.)
Charm of home: Home Sweet Home 366 (Entry 26 of 110.)
Fromgardners: Handmade Hangout Th 5pm 204 (Entry 53 of 206.)


Funky Junk: DIY projects 426 (Entry 6 of 30)
Chic: Flaunt it Friday 401 (Entry 9 of 18)
Tatertots and jello: Best Friday Features (Entry 290 of 321)
Happy Nester: Spring home decor (Entry 33 of 43)
Ms Toodygooshoes: Best of the weekend 121 (Entry 135 of 181)
Pieced Pastimes: Saturday Sparks 258 (Entry )

Dedicated House: Make it Pretty Mon 8 242 (Entry )

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12 comments:

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

These pages are fantastic, Jeanne!
I love working with mixed media techniques for the creative freedom they give us.πŸ˜‰
I like how you've worked the textures.
A hug from Spain.

Michele Michael said...

Love the work. I usually work in larger journals but may be considering the small journals after seeing yours. I do do small works when I do ATC's. Do you do anything with ATC's?

Jeanne Selep said...

Hello Michele - I have enjoyed seeing ATC's, but I haven't made or traded any yet.

thepaintedapron.com said...

nice!

Michele Michael said...

+JeanneSelep Let's get you trading. We are creating a datbase of ATC folks to eventually begin swapping with my studio in Myrtle Beach. I'd love to send you your first ATC in hopes that I would inspire you to send one back to me. You can email me at coastalbohemian@gmail.com

Jeanne Selep said...

Michele - that would be great! :)

Debbie Kitterman said...

I like the mixed media pages you created, I am always a little timid when it comes to mixing media like this, but your pictures are inspiring! We are neighbors at #ImpartingGrace today!

Brenda said...

That looks beautiful and so creative. I wish I was better at art. I love hand-lettering and have dabbled in that, but I'm not good at drawing at all. One of my sons loves to draw, though. :)

Debbie Kitterman said...

Jeanne - just wanted to say thanks for stopping by #TuneInThursday today and linking up :) So happy to have you join me

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Admiro mucho esta forma de hacer arte, cada una es independiente y especial,expresan emociones y sentimientos de cada dΓ­a, tengo que probar.

Encantada de conocer tΓΊ trabajo... ahora soy seguidora y admiradora.
😘😘😘

My thrift store addiction said...

I'm a long time journaler, so I love this! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Dani Chapman said...

Love, love love your journal! So creative and beautiful!!