It's over a year since I did any art journaling, I hate cleaning all of the mess up afterwards but Helen asked me to show her how to get started so we went down to my studio for the day.
I always start a thick album but get bored and never finish, I have a huge journal that was a gift, I have painted the pages with gesso but I am scared to start it and then spoil it as I can't replace it. It's waiting for something 'special' whenever that will be. Today I used an A5 book of watercolour paper thinking I can finish the whole book fairly quickly and actually have something completed to show.
We didn't really get started until lunch time but I covered every side in gesso, stuck in some chipboard shapes and managed to paint a few backgrounds. I half finished a couple of pages and was quite pleased with how much I achieved in one afternoon.
These pages have some small envelopes ready for tags to go inside
I'll have to have another day soon to paint some more before I go off onto something else and forget about it.