I thought it might be fun to see some of the art that I started in class, as demos usually, for lettering, journal pages, and collage fodder all.
I had my own Nova Paints and Copic marker charts with me so students could see colors they might want to purchase in the future if they liked the medium when trying my samples. (There is a giveaway for Copic markers going on over here, btw).
I bet most people would throw away these scraps that were used for various reasons. I never can. I see such potential. And hey, if the potential doesn't work out, I can always throw them away then!
Lots of papers from Gelli plate mono printing and stenciling. I've since started doodling or collaging on them and they are evolving:
I'll use them to collage on some of my pages.
There is never enough time, ever, in class to show all I hope to, but I try to show as many of the different ways I art journal as possible. . Here are some pages that were white when the day started:
I do find it challenging to have pages come together when used for demo-ing lots of different techniques. It's a bit more forced and often times busier than it would be if I weren't trying to show lots of methods I use. I usually like to keep playing on them once the class is over and I'm home. Here's an example of a spread at the end of class:
At the end of class above, today, below. Not huge changes, but moving toward a more complete page with each addition.
I've even started collaging on older, previously started pages with the collage fodder from class:
Just looking at these photos has me itching to get back to playing in my art journal! Going to do just that tonight after first getting some more work done and then going to my son's baseball game. (I guess there is never ever enough time at home either!) Hope those of you that were in class have had a little time to art journal this week! And of course, those that couldn't join us as well! (Oh, and for those that have asked: I'm sorry, I don't have any extra kits left, we were a sold out class.)