We could give you a long long list of reasons why it's worth to journal but today - together with our lovely Anai - we'll just say that it's a perfect place to express your emotions. All kinds.
Art journals are like a private haven where you can vent, cry or jump for joy. No rules, pure pleasure of expression.
Just take a look...
This time of the year is always very emotional for me. This year even more, because I'm ill and I spent the whole week at home - watching old movies, thinking about life, about people, about so many different things... I had a very unique "movies from the 90's" marathon - I guess I just felt a need to go back to the time when I was really evolving and my movies/tv show obsession started. As a teenager I used to watch a lot of movies with my parents. :)
And actually - blood ties are the main topic here. The quote comes from the "My So-Called Life" TV series and even now - almost 20 years later it brings so many emotions to me... And is there a better way to express our feelings than in an art journal?
My art journal is in an old book and this time instead of covering it entirely, I used just a thin coat of gesso to make the text a part of the background. I added some old rub-ons, some tags from the "Nature Walk" collection, red thread representing the blood ties and a bunch of media.
I have always been a fan of glitter and I'm not afraid to admit it. ;) If you could see my glitter collection in all the different colors - it would probably amaze you. ;)
This time I used a pink bar shaped glitter - glued to the page with our new product - sticky embossing powder. It actually works great!
Then I decided to use some matt gel medium on the circles. It's difficult to show the effect on the photo but I hope you can see the difference - inside the circles the glitter is covered with gel medium, and on the outside it's more shiny and sparkly.
And how about you? Do you love glitter, too? ;)
But the more important question is - do you tend to express your emotions in your art journals or in any other creative way?
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