art journa page- 2/12/2013

art journa pagel - 2/12/2013

Hi!

I recently bought an old english book in the thriftstore for only 0,5 euro. Yhe pages were yellowish and had dark edges. Perfect for using in an art journal!

The whole background of this work is made of pages I ripped out of the book. I’ve put soem white paint over it in some places and then I made a big blue stain by dripping paint and blowing it in all directions. Then I started to paint some flowers and the girl. I used a white gelliner for details.

Bye!

Divide your page in four!

Divide your page in four!

Why?

You use more styles and colors in one page and it takes less time! It’s much easier to fill a little rectangle the size of a postcard than a whole A4 paper. And when you have little time or inspiration, just work on one piece and do the others later.

And off course you don’t have to use straight lines or stick to only four pieces. You can go for curly lines, divide into multiple vertical or horizontal strokes, or maybe just two,make triangles, … even circles!

I’d say give it a try!

Bye!

 

slience journal page + water based alcohol based

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Hi!

Today I want to share this super simple, yet beautiful journal page I made yesterday. I painted some smears and patches with very watery watercolor paint, let it dry and went over it with a fineliner. So easy!

There’s only one thing you should watch out for. I used a waterbased black liner, because that’s what I use a lot as they do not bleed and smear with my alcohol based flexmarkers. So if my watercolor background wasn’t perfectly dry it would have smeared and I couldn’t go over my liner with the paint again either. If you want to add more paint after the drawing, you should use an alcohol based marker. But remember you can’t use that one with flexmarkers or copics, which are alcohol based.

I hope that’s clear 🙂

bye

ps: comments and likes make me really happy ^^

Sexy jeans journal page

Sexy jeans journal page

hi!

I’m back with a new art journal page. The theme is male sexyness. I associate the dark jeans colors with very sexy muscled men and the smell of after shave. A sexy car and a rather random card of Neptune.

I think the prettiest part of this journal page is the background. I drew a lot of bubbles with regular felt-tip markers, I added some pieces of a textbook page I ripped into pieces and then layered black and blue waterpaint on top. I added some details with my navy blue flexmarker and some strips of paper on which I doodled with a blue felt-tip marker.

I’m really pleased with the result. The page definetly has something cool and manly about it, but it also gives me a feeling of balance and peace.

I hope you like it!

Bye!

colored kawaii doodle

colored kawaii doodle

I made this doodle while watching tv at night and colored it with flexmakers the next morning. I wasn’t in the right mood at all and still don’t like the result. But my boyfriend accidently saw it when I showed him another drawing in my sketchbook and he said he likes it. So what do you think? Is he right? Or should I rip it out of my sketchbook?

DIY wall art

DIY wall art

I wanted to cheer up a wall in my room, so I went to a local store for paints and wall decoration. There they showed me some very pretty wall stickers. I had already picked the one I wanted and got really excited but then I noticed the stickers were extremely expensive. =(

There were only two things I could do: Give up, go home and stare at my empty wall or PAINT IT MYSELF! So I got two colors of paint and started sketching on paper.  I drew a rough sketch on my wall and then it was time to paint.

It was not as hard as I expected actually. I picked a rather simple drawing with smooth easy lines because it had to be perfect from the first time. You can’t erase paint!

I’m really happy with the result and I think it’s even better than the sticker. I did this myself, it shows my creativity and my personality and I can be proud of myself. I feel good every time I look at it and it was way cheaper.

bye!