Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Art Journaling Blog is UP! Altered Book and a Page

This NEW BLOG is now up and running. You can move easily from one blog to another with the tabs on the top. I really would appreciate your letting me know what you think of the format or if you have any suggestions. As always, I love to hear your comments on any of my work. I was born a teacher and life-long learner, so this give me an outlet to share.

Back in January, I found an old book in a junk shop and made a book to use the bits and pieces that are left when working on a "real" page. I ripped out lots of pages, made a fun cover, and glued some pages together. Then I slopped some gesso on pages. Whenever I have leftover paint, ink on stamps, scraps and such, I put them in this book.
So, here's the problem. If I use one of the pages to actually art journal, I can't remember what I used to do the page so long ago. Do any of you have this problem? If so, do you have suggestions? Or, do I just move on and not worry about it? This spread has layers of paints and such on it.
I do know that today I used some drywall tape that I just got, both to glue on to the page and to paint over. I also used some acrylic daubers, and my homemade star stencil. I DON'T know what paint is on the background and also have no idea of where that teddy bear stamp came from since I don't think I even have one. (Of course, if you saw my studio, you wouldn't wonder why I don't even know what I have LOL!) I really LOVE that drywall tape that I picked up at Lowe's. It is self-adhesive and then the leftover part can be used as a stencil too. A huge roll was less than $6.00 and should last a long time. I'm thinking that I can probably even cut it into shapes. Hummmm, off to play!

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you have the time :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Testing testing. New blog about to be born. Hang in there and breathe LOL!!!! For now, you can still, and will always be able to, go to the original pages of my art journaling over on the first Tangle Street blog: There is a link on the side too for the future.

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments and feedback. Thanks, Jean