Do you ever create art journal pages that you just don’t like as much as others? I think it’s important to share those just as much as your masterpieces! Technically, there’s nothing wrong with this piece, and I do like it, it’s just not my favorite. There are single elements that I love though! (That ArtFoamies “becoming” stamp for instance!)
Art journaling is such a necessary tool for creativity and experimentation! Practicing new techniques, playing with new supplies, and problem solving fill my journal pages. I often go back and look at pages for ideas of what worked and what maybe didn’t turn out as planned.
For this journal spread, I simply wanted to play and not worry about the results. There is a freedom in playing and not always agonizing about the end result. However, the result of my playing turned into a message…about just that. Be adventurous and take flight! Be courageous to make pages that are more about the message and the process than the final result.
I layered gelli prints (from the ArtFoamies and Gelli Arts Collaboration this month), acrylic paint, stabilo pencil, art crayons, and of course ArtFoamies. I finished the pages with splatters, mark making, and journaling.
Cat Kerr: Becoming
Art journaling is a place where I find myself. Take time to art journal everyday… you don’t have to always create a masterpiece. Sometimes it’s about playing and discovery—not the end product.