Saturday, February 27, 2016

Two Wanderlust Journal Pages

Today I have two journal pages to share that I made for the Wanderlust Book Prompt challenges.  Every two weeks Kasia has a word prompt for us to inspire a journal page.  I have trouble figuring out what I want to do on journal pages so I got a little behind on the challenges!   So this weekend I was determined to sit down and get the latest 2 done!
For this page the prompt was " What I really want is......."
and I decided what I want at this moment is to travel!
To make this page, I first covered the center of the page with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste.  I didn't layer it on smoothly - leaving some lumps to add texture to the page.  Next I dripped some brown Calligraphy Ink onto the page - pressing on the large drops that pooled at the ends with a paper towel to mop them up.  Then I added lines with a pen nib and black India Ink.  I adhered an Idea-ology Pocket card and Flash Card overlapping on the page.  I drew some squiggles with a brown Neo Color Wax Pastel  on the page and brushed over the marks with a water pen.  To finish my page - I stamped the January stamp from Kasia's new Paper Artsy stamp set, since this prompt was a January challenge.

My second page was made for the Feb 6 Wanderlust Book Prompt "Write a lot, write fast, fill the page"  We have had several classes on using all kinds of pens and markers to journal with and also how to 'scribble' write.
For this page - I first brayered Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Snow Flake paint over most of the page.  Then I brayered a little bit of Paper Artsy Claret and Guacamole Translucent paints on the page.  When that was dry, I wrote some thoughts, writing quickly so it's almost drawing rather than writing - using a Big Brush Dark Indigo PITT artist Penn B.  The things that I wrote are from stamps I have:  In Every Ordinary day there are a thousand miracles; Live by Faith one day at a time; Take joy in today; and Counting My blessings.  I stamped February 3 times in the top corner using Kasia's new stamp set.  My page seemed to need a little something more -  so I took a Hi-Lite yellow marker, dipped the round end of it in some Yellow Oxide Golden Acrylic Paint and 'stamped' the circles randomly adding black dots in the centers with my PITT pen.

I am really enjoying the wonderful Wanderlust on line classes I'm taking.  I'm being challenged to try new areas of art that I either have never done before or have only done a little bit so I'm learning a lot!  I'm already feeling more comfortable doing journaling pages!

10 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous pages Julia. Love the neutral tones on the first one, and all the perfectly placed drippage is so much fun! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful pages Julia! So fun and creative!

Redanne said...

Your pages are fabulous Julia, I love the browns on the first one and those lovely drips! I need to get caught up - you are doing such a great job! Hugs, Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun with your Wanderlust adventure. Great pages.
Hope you have had a lovely weekend, Julie x

Annette Allen said...

they look amazing..

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages Julia, you are going great guns with the classes, I'm well behind.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Susan said...

I am so happy to see you wandering along our random paths. The journal pages look like you had fun and as I read the descriptions, I couldn't help but recall watching the videos. Thanks for getting these out there and encouraging me. I now
have the journals ordered...so soon....

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love watching you experiment with all these fabulous techniques and prompts Julia, thank you for sharing your journal pages! Deb xo

Lyndal said...

Fabulous pages Julia! I'm still in the I was hoping to get this done boat LOL!

butterfly said...

Lovely to see your Wanderlust pages - I've had to put it all on hold sadly - but will be doing my best to catch up at some point. I love the textures and the bold writing - definitely making me long to get back to my craft table and play.
Alison x