Paper Craftin with Erica

Art Journal & Blog Candy Winner

Okay, so I've started an Art Journal.  Thanks to Danielle, I'm taking an Art Journaling class by Marit.  It's a little difficult because it's really out of my element, but I'm having fun.  The class started a few weeks ago, but I'm behind because I signed-up late.  Anyway, here is my first page.


The size of my journal is 7 x 8 1/2.  The lesson was "Journaling" and we were prompted to sit by a window and write.  I couldn't decide at which window to sit, so I wrote about my house (which has a lot of windows).  I cheated a little, but DID use "windows" in my project.  The background is painted with acrylic paints and a brayer.  I then sponged distress ink in a few places.  The "home" letters are chipboard.  I painted them with crackle paint and then inked the ridges when dry.  What do you think?  I was pretty happy with the outcome.

Anyway, the winner of the blog candy is……….. Dar!  Woohoo!  Merceydeis insisted on drawing the name for this blog candy, too.  When she pulled it out she said, "What the heck is a dar?"  So cute!  I had to explain that Dar was short for a lady named Darleen.  Anyway, I have your address, Dar.  I'll get your candy out to you as soon as possible!  Congrats!


I hope everyone is doing well.  Are any of you watching the Olympics?  What's your favorite Olympic sport?  I favor the figure skating, snowboarding and luge.  Don't forget to check out Danielle's blog to see her art journal.  It's amazing!  **HUGS**

3 comments… add one
  • Jill February 23, 2010, 6:54 am

    Your page is great! Love how you did the background. I may need to get myself a brayer.
    We are enjoying most of the sports. Especially hockey!

  • Diane Davies February 23, 2010, 10:38 am

    I love the fun way you journaled that. Your front entry is exactly like mine. : )

  • Vinka January 19, 2012, 3:52 pm

    Hi Erica.
    I was randomly looking for art journal information and suddenly I found myself reading someone who loves scrapbooking, and twilight saga, and vampire diaries and Sookie Stackhouse series of books! Just like me!!!
    About the art journal… I’m a beginner, actually is just an idea for this year so I think your detailed lessons will help a lot.
    Seriously… Nothing in life is by chance…

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