Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Something Wicked art journal

This year on the AJC ( Art Journal Caravan ) we had a Halloween journal to work in on the days leading up to Halloween. There was a challenge for each day with something to either use in your page, like a quote, or inspire you to write in your journal. Here in the UK Halloween has only taken off in a big way in my adult life so having no real childhood memories to journal about, plus I was away in Vienna for a week of it so had limited equipment to play with, I mainly chose the quotes and arty challenges to do. I also picked and chose my challenges rather than doing them in order use to being on holiday.  The Journal itself I made using watercolour paper for the pages and then a stif card to form the covers.    So here is my finished journal - 
This was my front cover, we had a few titles to chose from. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the letters
                              Page 1 is one of the poems given to us all hand lettered and then filled in using die cut bats and stars.  
                        Two challenges here. My potion for happiness and then on the right another saying all hand lettered   
                       The page on the left is an altered photo made into a witch,on the left another saying hand lettered with a lovely         witch cut with my Silhouette Cameo   
Now this was such fun, we had to write a story and then insert icons now and again. I used to love these as a child!
Another hand lettered page using die cuts I did using my Silhouette Cameo.
For the page on the right we had to use a reverse stencil. So I cut a 13 out with my Cameo and the put it on my page a used spray inks and then added to it using crayons.
The right page's challenge was you favourite Halloween film. One of mine is, as you can see, The Fearless Vampire killers which is a really funny film.
Then the last page, the challenge was a quote from Poe, of course it had to be The Raven. How can you possibly have Halloween without The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.  
Then the back cover. The 31 is the 13 I used as the reverse stencil switched to make 31.
I think you can see how much fun I had working in this journal. The Art Journal Caravan is full of gems tike this so do have a peek at it if you want to journal but are not sure how to start or want something a bit different to do in your journals.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

I loved looking through your Halloween journal. What fun! Your lettering is fantastic. I can't decide on a favorite page, they are all so awesome. Happy Halloween!