Saturday, November 30, 2013


Swooned by Artsy Hope
Swooned, a photo by Artsy Hope on Flickr.

Altered book page

Green leaves ATC

Green leaves ATC by Artsy Hope
Green leaves ATC, a photo by Artsy Hope on Flickr.

Watercolor base with doodling on top in ink

Monday, January 9, 2012

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Art journal 1-22-11

Art journal 1-21-11
Originally uploaded by Artsy Hope

It’s been quite a while since I did any art journaling. I had to put away my art supplies during the holidays. I decided to get them all out today. I needed some play time!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Originally uploaded by Artsy Hope
Today's art journaling was simple and a nice end result. First I jotted down some thoughts: negative ones on the left side, positive on the right. I didn't like the negative thoughts, so I wanted to cover them up. I used my water soluble oil pastels and colored purple and teal shapes on the left, then smooshed them around on the page really good. Since my thoughts on the right side were more positive, I decided to create a sun and blue sky on that side. I used orange and yellow for the sun, then added some of the matching teal from the left side. As a final step, I squirted some white acrylic on both pages then used a credit card to spread the paint around. Voila!

Something I am beginning to learn about using a b&w composition notebook is that I think I like gluing two pages together. The first couple of weeks I didn't glue any pages together. I did a lot of watercolor backgrounds, which bled through when the colors were dark. The acrylic backgrounds were a little better b/c they gave the page more body, but when I used my Sharpies I got a lot of bleed-through. So unless I change my mind, I'm thinking I'll start gluing a couple of pages together from here on out because I do tend to use the Sharpies quite a bit.

Monday, October 4, 2010

4 Oct art journal

4 Oct art journal
Originally uploaded by Artsy Hope
Oil pastel
Color pencil
Paint pen

Sunday, October 3, 2010