Latest Art Journal (Junk Journal) Pages

Hello my artsy friends.  I hope you are enjoying fall.  I just love everything about the season.  The cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves, eating everything with pumpkin in it…I could go on and on.

I thought that I would share some of my latest art journal pages with you this week.  These pages were completed in my junk journal.  I only have a few pages left in this journal and then I will fill a complete flip through of the entire journal.


The above journal spread is the one that is after the flowering faces spread, which you can see peaking from behind the netted circles on the left.  The sticker on the top of the left page is one that my daughter gave me and I just stuck it in my journal.  You will notice that this happens quite frequently, including in the next journal spread below.  See the little birdie on top of the girls head?  That is another sticker that my daughter had me put in my journal.


I found this photo in a magazine and just glued it down with matte medium in to my journal.  I then added some lettering to express how I was feeling that day.


In the above journal spread, I again added an image from a magazine with matte medium and then outlined her in black marker.  This spread was created based on prompts from Mission Inspiration.  It is a great Facebook group that has monthly art journaling prompts.

This next journal spread is a mandala that I haven’t finished but keep coming back to from time to time, as well as my packing list for my trip to Florida.



I created the girl above when I was experimenting with Derwent Graphitint pencils.  I was really happy with the results.  You can also see that the left page was cut in a wavy pattern.  Sometimes I like to cut the edges of a journal page to add a little interest.  I like how the pink from the previous page pops out of the side on this journal spread.

In the following journal spread, I used a drawing that my daughter created and pasted it right into my journal with matte medium.  Then I painted around it to make it look like part of the page.  On the right page, I created a window pocket where I placed my oversized tag.  Does the pocket look familiar?


This window pocket was created from the lid of my salad to-go box from Panera Bread.  I just painted it, added a little washi tape to the top edge and then adhered the bottom and side flaps of the lid to my page with double-sided tape.  Now my giant tag has a home and the journaling on the other side is hidden.


The above journal pages may look familiar.  I created them during my October 2016 Artsnacks video.  Again, see the stickers on the bottom of the right page?  Courtesy of my daughter, of course 🙂

In the next journal spread, I did a little lettering, some journaling, glued in a quote out of a magazine, then drew in some poppies with pens and markers.



The above pages are pretty simple.  Just some lettering, doodling, journaling, and glued in a stamped image that I liked.


On the other side of that journal page was an insert that I had sewn in the journal from Flow Magazine.

One of my latest and currently one of my favorite journal pages is this little Native American girlie.  Her clothing is actually the background of an old calendar that I had sew in to the junk journal and I used black gesso to block out the rest of the page.


And that I currently where I have left off in my junk journal.  I hope this has given you a few ideas and a bit of inspiration to help you along your art journal journey.

Thanks for stopping by and always remember to keep art in your heart 🙂

October 2016 Artsnacks

It’s that time of the month again when I get giddy with excitement to open my monthly Artsnacks box.  There were some great products in this months box that I like to use regularly.  Check out the unboxing and a speed video of me playing in my art journal with the products HERE.

If you would like to view previous Artsnacks unboxing blog posts and videos, you can find them here:

 Artsnacks September 2016 Unboxing

August 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

July 2016 Art Snacks Unboxing

I also wanted to mention that I am teaching an in person Mixed Media Canvas class on November 12th.  Check out my Classes page to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by!