Monday, January 13, 2014

Bringing in the new year with a new Art Journal

Good afternoon! leslierahye here to share with you this fun journal page I created using Graphic 45 Staples, Stampendous! Cling Stamps and Retro Cafe Art Gallery collages. This was the first page of my new art journal and I wanted to capture the essence of this journal with my design. In this journal I will be exploring different techniques throughout the year. 

To create this journal I began by misting the background, lifting off with a towel color to achieve the desired look. Once I was happy with the background, I layered on the Castle Gate image with Mix'd Media Inx. I glued down an ATC sized collage image from Retro Cafe Art and added Graphic45 Staples Flowers. A bit more misting helped to tie the new elements into the page. Once the page was dry, I was able to create some doodling and journaling with my charcoal pencil and white prismacolor pencil. I hope you enjoyed my creation! Thank you for stopping by!

Products used in the creation of this journal page : 
Staples Flowers—Graphic 45
Mixed Grunge Stamped CollageRetro Cafe Art Gallery
Cling Castle GateStampendous!
Kunst & Papier Art JournalK & P Imports
Designer Dries Clear—Art Glitter Adhesive
Charcoal Pencil—General
Pencil (white)—Prismacolor
Mist (Antique Copper)—Maya Road
Glimmer Mist (Vintage Pink)Tattered Angels
Dylusions Mist (Black Marble)—Ranger Industries
Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar (Truffles)—Clearsnap


  1. Lovely, way to start the New Year's. Have to get my journals out!! Beautiful.

  2. I too am making a new journal for the year year! New journals are so fun! I love to open it and just see all the empty pages and all the possibilities!! I think your cover is wonderful!

  3. Gorgeous, Leslie! I have my journal made--it's huge!!--but haven't done any art in it yet . . . or anything else, for that matter . . .

    I hope you'll share some of you entries with us in the future.


  4. Your journal page is lovely! I really like how dimensional it looks!