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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

My First Art Journal Pages



Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by today to see my very first Art Journal page. I have pondered over the idea of Art Journalling for several months now, feeling very apprehensive about the whole idea but finally decided to take the plunge.


I only have one ongoing photo as the whole project kept changing and was nearly completely Gesso'd over at another point. I kept going though and am pleased with my results. Whether I will be in another six months as my journal fills up is anyone's guess LOL







I would love if you had time to leave me your honest opinion on my pages to help me improve as I step into the Journey of Art Journalling.

Many Thanks,

25 comments:

  1. So glad you've taken the plunge Julie, fabulous journal pages, first or not...great composition. I felt very similar but love the freedom it gives me now. The texture you've created is fabulous and love the additions to the photos...hope you quickly become addicted! Ruth xx

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  2. Oh wow Julie, this really is something else! The texture is amazing and such a lovely vintage feel to it. I'm sure you'll fill it up in no time and love every single page ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  3. Gorgeous journal pages Julie. Love all the textures and wonderful details.
    Looks like you really enjoyed journalling and I look forward to seeing more.

    Hugs Annie x

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  4. Wouw I lov it! And that for the first time...super!!!
    Well done Julie in this colors..amazing!!!
    xx Gerie

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  5. It is a great plunge, Julie and believe it or not, I too have started a page and still struggling with it! Love what you have done here and hope to see more! One more for the "think alikes". Hugs.

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  6. OK, Julie...You want a honest opinion. Well here it is: I think this is probably THE MOST BEAUTIFUL journal page(s) I have ever seen!!! So there! The background was soooo stunning, I could not take my eyes off of it...If you don't mind I'll have to make something similar for one of my cards, I'll give you the credit! Gorgeous colors and such a beautiful theme. There are some gorgeous journal pages out there, but majority is kinda dark and more of an abstract art..I like yours, more of a soft side of journaling...

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  7. Wow, Julie, those pages are stunning! Fantastic textured background and awesome blended colours! I adore that vintage feel and all the elements you incorporated there so beautifully! Your first step into the journey of art journaling is brilliant! Can't wait to see your next pages!
    Branka xxx

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  8. An honest opinion? It is stunning - well done for persevering with it because it is just gorgeous and it looks like you have been journalling for years - truly. You have created so much wonderful texture, the photos are lovely mounted onto those little scraps of lace and muslin. The colours give it a truly vintage feel too. You have almost made me want to have another go! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. This does not look like your first journal page...it is just fabulous!! Welcome to the world of Art Journaling, Julie, I am so happy you started and am sure you will enjoy it.

    I totally love the subtle colors here. Texture is awesome, which suits to these vintage photos and love the details you have added with rub ons...
    Wonderful wonderful page!!

    Looking forward to see many more from you here :) yes....in next six months your journal will be filled, believe me, it is one satisfaction and joy when we go through those pages again!! So keep it up girl!

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  10. Such stunning pages...and you are just beginning.
    Like you I am just starting out, so far I have gessoed 2 pages...then my mind went blank,lol.
    These are really stunning and I so love those passport style images...
    Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog..I'm gradually coming out of the fibro fog...
    Hugs x

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  11. Gorgeous Julie! I would have never guess that this was your first journal page, you pulled it off like a pro! Love the texture, the colours and the wonderful layout!! We both took our first journal page dive together this month, isn't it great! hugs :)

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  12. Heheheheh - you wouldn't believe how many I have nearly gesso'd over Julie! But I learned that if I work past that - then it always starts to get better somehow. And in your case... it did. WOW. Your background is INCREDIBLE. Your texture is a FEAST of VINTAGE LACEY THRILLS and FRILLS! Sure hoping you will KEEP ON with your art journal. Can't wait to see MORE. Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. j

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  13. Stunning texture Julie, it should be not the latest journal spread , I love Mr. Art Journal :-) Hugs, Kerstin

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  14. Your first journal page? Seriously? You journal like a pro!! :) This is so beautiful and I can completely see your style in this. So elegant, floral and feminine! Well done for facing the fear, hope you do another soon!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  15. Julie this is so lovely. Good on you for trying something new too. That's what keeps us growing! Thanks for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

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  16. Hi Julie, love your pages! I know how daunting it is to make a start, I have only recently taken the plunge too. I love the textured background with those soft colours. The photo arrangement is fun with the added texture from fabric. You made me smile! Thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

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  17. Julie!! These AJ pages are just lovely!! I can't believe that these are your first art journal pages--they're astounding!! I love how you've incorporated those darling photo booth images and the pieces of lace and cheese cloth. So lovely and pleasing to the eyes!! Keep up the fabulous art journaling, Julie!! XOXO-Shari

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  18. Great pages Julie, I hope you will do more, there is no right or wrong in a journal, just your free expression. Have fun xxx

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  19. Gorgeous Julie, Love all the textures !

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  20. Hi, Julie - So glad you posted this on Brenda's Visual Journey! I, too, was a bit intimidated by the idea of journaling, but have found great freedom in it. I think your pages are lovely. I follow your other work, and look forward to seeing future journaling! xx Lynn

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  21. I absolutely love these pages, Julie - stunning textures and such beautiful vintage colour tones. I adore the lettering down the sides. What a fabulous first foray into journalling - you're a natural... and it can be exactly what you want it to be, so I can't wait to see where it takes you next. Marvellous!
    Alison xx

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  22. Wow! Love all the elements on these pages! Especially that little crown! :) Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nan, CT~

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  23. This is simply gorgeous, the gesso-ing is beautiful and it is very soothing but interesting and uplifting all at the same time. What a beautiful project and thank you for sharing it on Our Creative Corner that allowed me to come over here and have a closer look. Candice

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  24. Wow!!!! if this is your first journal page I can't wait to see the rest. So you want an honest opinion.....Stunning, you should be very proud!!!!
    And the gesso-ing over the bits.... yyyeeeyyyy we've all done that!!! No worries, thats the whole point. If its not right, just paint over it and start again. Our ideas change from the initial ones we have when we start something. But these pages are fabulous. I love the photos youve used and the background is just gorgeous!!!

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  25. Julie - honestly - this is wonderful, and if you hadn't said it was your first I would have thought you had been art journaling for ages and had just decided to show one of your pages! I love all the delicious details and your lovely photos! I have been looking at what I missed while we were away but this stopped me in my tracks! Hugs, Chrisx

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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