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Inspirational Words

Written by on May 10, 2009 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
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Mixed Media Monday Challenge“Listen”Unfinished Journal coverhttp://mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/

Keep An Art Journal for Experimenting 3

Written by on May 3, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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Keep an Art Journal for Experimenting 2

Written by on May 1, 2009 in Altered Journals, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
An example showing the Boulderado through one layer of Mica looking the other way as you leaf through the art journal. Posted by Picasa

Keep an Art Journal for Experimenting

Written by on May 1, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Another way to use art journaling is as a place to try out something new.

About a year ago I kept reading about people using mica in scrapbooking and could not quite figure out how they were doing it.

To make a long story short, my husband and I went on an extended hiking trip and came across an old mine that had large chunks of mica lying about. I examined it and then put a few pieces in my pack. As I hiked along I started to see in my mind how one could indeed use mica as window panes. And how this was particularly suited to the art journal format, with consecutive pages adding to a layered effect. The pieces we found had the largest mica sheets I had ever seen, lots of pieces bigger than the palm of my hand.

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