Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Art Journal Page - Explore

Morning Everyone! (Or Afternoon, depending where and when you're reading this) And sometimes the mornings fly by after I start creating, and before I know it, I've missed lunchtime! Lol

I'm still determined to create some art every day, and that reminds me, I need to go and buy another journal as Hobbycraft have a sale on. This page took about half an hour, as my tea wasn't too cold when I finished, like it usually is.

This was another page with leftover paint printed with bubblewrap. I had some scraps of gelli prints from another project lying on my desk, so I collaged them into a rectangle on the page, then reached for a charcoal pencil and scribbled some circles and journalling, then painted around the circles with Bora Bora Fresco. Used my pencil to write 'explore', then finished with some black Bombay ink splatters. No page is complete without splatters!

Happy creating!

Alison x


  1. This is such a fab idea with this pages I love the blue and the texture and cheerful painted papers you used!And the use of the graphite pencil to make your own marks and handwriting looks very good!
    Just GREAT!
    Thank you - oh wow - I am looking forward to more of these Morning Art of you - very inspirational!
    I just have to make a quick page now as well!

    Thank you for sharing this with AJJ dear Alison!
    Happy rest of your day!
    oxo Susi

  2. Beautiful page Alison, love the colours. Have fun, stay creative! Hugs, Valerie

  3. LOOOOOOVE it! So incredibly fabulous! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Fabulous fun piece Alison - love the cheerful colours - just what is needed with our awful weather.. hope yours better than here in Essex.
    .. yes..nothing like lovely splatters or drips :)
    Thanks for your comments on my page..wishing you a Happy and creative New Year too.
    Gill x

  5. what an explosion of color- love it!!! Clever way to use up the gel print scraps too:)

  6. Great page! I like the colorful mosaic in the circle. I like your cheerfully page very much.
    Happy New Year
    Dear Greetings

  7. This page is fantastic. I don't know if you planned to make it like the earth, but it reminds me of that. The colors are fantastic too. I think this is one of my favorites. I'm glad you stopped by and joined us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  8. Gosh Alison. Now I know why my pages aren't ever complete. I must learn how to splatter (grin). I love this beauty. It is SO colorful and energetic. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. I look forward to visiting on a daily basis this year.

  9. I love your journal page - it’s wonderful.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. I love this artsy messiness and the bright colours! Ok, then art everyday in 2018...we can do it :-)

  11. What great pages Alison, gorgeous happy colours. I'm trying to make something everyday too so good luck to both of us with that! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy new year. Sue xx

  12. Another great page. Must remember to cut things up and collage. Super effect. Definitely have to have splatters!! :)
    Hugs Flo xx

  13. Hi dear Alison! What a artful happy page! Good decision to make something every day, I have this intention too.
    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Country View Challenges! Happy New Year! x Evelyn

  14. This really made me smile - the bright colours are wonderful - must look through my old gelli prints so Thanks for the reminder! Chrisx


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