|Made for the Journal Prompt "Clandestine," from the 2012 Art Journal Caravan By Tangie Baxter. Kit used is My Midnight Dreams, which seems to no longer be available.|
In an effort to figure that out, I am trying to explore what I actually want my pages to look like. When I am working with digital elements, I like the messy or fantasy look, like this one. When I am actually using paper products, I am still drawn to the bright colors/layering/white space I prefer when I am scrapping, which I have noticed is rare in the art journaling world. I did find a few blog posts by Michelle Wooderson on her blog Mish Mash. I really love her pages. It's a lot of layering, bright colors, etc, etc. Right now, I am rereading the posts and letting them just ferment in my brain while I wait for a chance to try the style out. I want to have a good couple hours to really get it going in my head.
I am also trying to keep a written journal (although I pretty up the pages a little with stamps and washi tape) in the cute little owl journal I got on the cheap. I feel like I never actually write anything anymore, and I am scared I am going to lose the ability to write well unless I practice it. Plus, it's nice to just get the junk out of your head once in a while. I am using journaling prompts I find on tumblr feed (crafty tumblr here) for my written journals, and prompts from the 2012 Art Journal Caravan class I took a few years ago, along with prompts from the new Art Journal Emporium Tangie has going on now. (It's a subscription based class that I really like, but I will only be joining every once in a while, like every 4 months since I don't journal enough to keep a monthly subscription.)
What about you, do you art journal? What style do you use? I would love it if you linked up in the comments so I could see. I love seeing all types of art journaling.