This week's art journaling was very much inspired by the spread in Jenny & Aaron's second class. I did my own sweet take, but borrowed several elements. You'll see!
I tried out kraft paper this time, as they've mentioned in their classes. Used Mod Podge to secure it. Unfortunately, I don't think I waited long enough for it to dry... oops! Beginner mistake that they even mention. Heh, well now I'll know to wait longer next time! I ended up with little air pockets. So what did I do? Well I actually didn't notice until after I had painted most of it (my own mixes of pastel purples, watered down white, and lightened gold). So I cut the air pockets with an exacto knife, crammed some Mod Podge in the cracks to flatten out the painting, and then painted over it again. Definitely not idea, but I figured I would cover most of it up later with additional elements. Plus, it's an art journal. If there's every a place to make a mistake, it's here, right?
The idea for this theme began to form when I (as usual) browsed through my scrapbook paper packs. I bought this awesome "sweets" pack a while back, which is full of desserts and glitter. I knew I wanted a purple theme. I wanted to use that purple striped paper in last week's journaling but it didn't work out, so I thought I'd start out with that this time. For some reason I felt it went really nicely with a sheet of chocolate chipped cookie paper, so I cut two out and put those together. The "Every Day is Cookie Day" idea came about when I was trying to pick a washi tape and decided on one that lists the days of the week. What better way to tie in the theme?
I wish every day really was cookie day! Drew out some text with black pen and colored it in partially with purple gel pen. Added a little green kraft heart sticker.
I was a bit stumped about what to do with the left side of the page. So I looked to Jenny & Aaron's page for inspiration, and seeing as I love the archway element, I thought I would borrow it. Just needed something to go inside. Well, what could be better than a cookie recipe book? (Except milk, which was Jacob's idea... a good one too). So I cut out some tiny piece of paper, bound them using cappucino baker's twine, and stuck my little book in the archway.
And here it is! I am pretty happy with how this page turned out.
Now on to look for cookies! Just kidding... if there were any in the house they'd all be gone by now. =)