Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Three Things - Art Journal Page

Hey guys!
I'm back for the next day in a row.
I'm really trying hard to keep myself on task and post on here daily.
I was doing really good there for a little while, and had gotten into a habit.
But, like it's commonly said;
It's a lot easier to break a habit than it is to start one.
And in my opinion it's even harder to pick one back up.
But anyways. 
Back to the page of the day.

I made this page a few days ago, but since I didn't work on my art journal all that much today, I thought that it would be a good idea to post this one on here.
Basically it tells three things that you should know about me.
This is also the 5,000 Question Survey prompt journal.
I'm planning on filling up a whole series of journals using these.
I really love the way I've been doing them.
Maybe I'll make a video of me doing one of them. :)
I know you guys like videos.
I like videos.
Making them and watching them.
I think the very least I could do for you guys is to make you a video. 
That's right.
I'll do it.
Prepare yourselves.
Because I'm going to make a video on my PROCESS!

So that's all I've got for you guys today.
If you have any questions about anything - the page, or a certain technique;
Feel free to leave a comment. 
I try to answer all of them.
So I'll see you guys tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Art Journal Prompt Page

Hey guys! I'm back here with you guys today with a page that I was working on today. I started another journal (I know, again. I need to stop that. But I'm out of blank journals now, so that should help) a few days ago, and I'm filling it using the questions from the 5,000 question survey as prompts. I think that it's really cool, and I'm really enjoying the process. This is something I just started today, and I love the way it looks. I'm not sure if it's done yet or not. I think I'll add a title and some journaling yet. This is the fourth page in the journal. I worked on this for about an hour today, and already I'm this far. :) I think it's pretty cool.

I kind of like the color combination, even though I didn't have any type of idea for the page when I started it. It just sort of evolved on it's own. It's cool. I don't really have all that much to tell you today, but I just wanted to share this one page with you. And I'll see you tomorrow. :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Layering With Leftovers

Hey, hey hey everyone! Jordan Hill is back in the blogosphere, and happy and excited as ever to share MY art with YOU! Okay, I know that intro sounds a little bit corny, but I figured that you needed something to make it up to you from me not being on here for who knows how long. But in addition to perhaps adding a little bit of a chuckle to your day, I'm giving a content full post today. I'm going to show you how to add some layers to some of your pages, and how you can use the leftovers from a specific page to do so. In order to do that, I'm also going to be giving you a couple photos of some current work that I've been working on today, so you'll get some of my current work! Let's get started, shall we?

If you look at the photograph above, you will see one of my most current pages. When I was first doing the base layer of journaling for this page (something that I will focus more directly on in a different post), something called to me. It told me to make a pretty pink and purple page with lots of hearts; using a stencil of course. But, being me, I proceeded to make fake nauseous sounds to myself, thus making myself look like a total fool. As I am not fond of pink. If you know me, then you will know that this is so.  However, as that is where my muse was telling me to go, I proceeded to do so. After probably thirty something layers later, I couldn't stand it any longer. It looked horrible, and I hated it. So I went over it with a translucent yellow poster paint. AND I LOVED IT! I did this layer today, as I made the decision last night, and decided to sleep on it. After that, I added some polka dot stamping with a burnt orange color. Then, to finish off the page, I stamped the title with a bright, contrasting blue with foam stamps. However. As I completed each step of the page, I was left with some remainder paint. The rest of this post is what I did with it.

The first thing I would like to focus on was the layer of translucent yellow. Yes, that was the finishing touch to my previous page, and I love to use it to tie all of the layers together. However, that does not mean that you can't use it in the layers of a page in the very beginning. For example, with the yellow, I flipped to a page in one of my other journals, and found a page that only had a single layer on it thus far. It was a layer of light pink paint over the entire page. I thought the colors worked well together, and I then stenciled on multiple flowers to create a layer and a new beginning to a page.

Now we proceed to the burnt orange polka dot stamping. I used that as the next to last layer in my latest page. However, I'm not sure how many more layers I'm going to have to put on here before it's done. It may be almost done. Or it may be just the beginning. If you were wondering, I did use a stencil for the gear portion of it. A gear stencil that I made myself, mind you. I used a Cricut cartridge by the name of Paper Lace 2. I just cut the stencil at size 10 1/2", because it wouldn't let me do it any bigger. If you were wondering, this page was previously showcased in it's VERY beginning stages here.

 And last, but certainly not least, we have the color that I used to put the title onto my page. I used it as the very beginning of a page. A fresh new start. A new beginning. A beautiful, beautiful beginning. I love the way the color works with my personal style, so I know that I'm going to be able to do a lot with this. But anyways. That's really all I have for you guys today, and I hope that you enjoy it! :) See you later!

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