Monday, February 04, 2019

Art Journaling Book

Hello everyone!!!  I hope everyone has survived the extreme cold snap as of late.
Great time for scrapbooking.
Some time ago I posted my creation for the front of a journal book which I planned on creating pages for my "favourite quotes".  Well I finally completed the book and I am going to share it with you today.  I really enjoy doing books like this.  So far I have an "Old Age" book, a "Fairies" book, a "Pretty Faces" book and now my "Favourite Quotes" book.
I keep them in a cabinet in my family room and every once in a while I bring one out and set it on my table for other people to look through.

For the cover I used lots and lots of mixed media products - crackle paste, modeling paste with stencils, wood and metal shapes, and lots of Finnibair alchemy paints and mica powders.

 I have a total of 8 double pages using some scrap papers, Tim Holtz ephemera, metal embellishments, flowers, corrugated paper, modeling paste applied with stencils.  Lots and lots of items randomly selected and applied to the pages.  I simply selected items for each page and applied them.  It was fun and once I got started I couldn't stop.  I still plan on making more pages but will have to get another journal book to hold them.

First page.
The quote:  "When it hurts to look back, and you're afraid to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there."  I felt the dog and the group of children was the best choice of ephemera for this quote.

Second page.  Paper collages were used on both sides.
The quote:  "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

Third page.
The quote:  "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of your goals."

Fourth page.
The quote:  "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back 
and realize they were the big things."

Fifth page.
The quote:  "Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, 
yet our roots remain as one."

Sixth page.  Paper collages again for the background.
The quote:  "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us."

Seventh page.
The quote:  "The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts."

Eighth page.
The quotes:  "Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

And there you have it.  I have lots more favourite quotes to use and I hope to get started soon on the next pages.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a safe and prosperous week.
"Friends are like don't always see them, but you know they're always there."