This is what I drew as my 'photo-a-day' effort for July 1. I don't think it looks very much like me... I kind of went crazy with artistic license and make my eyes bigger and made a bunch of other non deliberate changes. When I showed Gabe, he said "mummy!" which was good enough for me.
Coincidentally, it is also the basis for what is the title page/ introduction/ whatever, for my A4 art journal. If you would like to follow along with me as I make this book, I will be posting new pages on Friday or Saturday with different styles/mediums/techniques and hopefully it will help you to make your own.
I thought that it was important for me to get back into what used to be one of my favourite ways to express myself as a teenager. After putting together the "FUN STUFF" kits I had a lot of things out and a lot of inspiration to really get into art-journaling.
This page has a lot of layers.
Paint - an assortment of paper - some fabric - staples - glue - and a bunch of writing.
Some tips with this page:
- Fixative spray on pencil drawings (or writing) is reaaaaallly useful in helping them last without turning into really smudgy messes (and mirroring themselves on the opposite pages)
- Lay things out before you crack out the glue stick.
- Love your handwriting! I'll go on and on about this, but it's a great way to have something 100% uniquely you in your book. If you aren't really confident, practice on another page first or use pencil. (If I had done this I would have far less spelling mistakes in my work...)