Mixed Media Goal Keeper

Whew! What a busy first week of the year!

As I said in my previous post, I signed up for The Documented Life Project this year. For the first week, the challenge was “Be Your Own Goal Keeper”. Now, for some weird reason, I had a particularly hard time with this challenge. I was working on this page for about four days. Even avoiding working in my journal by rearranging my craft room…
BUT I DID IT!
I sat down and made myself do it. My skills won’t get better and I’ll never learn if I avoid doing the challenges. When I finished my page, I actually liked what came out of it and am glad I made myself do it. I hope you all love it as much as I do and get some inspiration from it!

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Here are the products I used:

Book Paper

Golden Gel Medium

Inktense Blocks

Dylusions INk Spray in Vibrant Turquoise  and Crushed Grape

Hot Pink Craft Paint

Shiva Oil Paintstiks in Pewter Gray

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Walnut Stain

Micron 01 Pen

Hero Arts Travel Stamp your Story Stamp

Ranger Ink Pad

Pencil with Soft Led (for outlining the encouraging words)

Typewriter

Washi Tape

Random sticker letters

Wooden Arrow

Clear Mini Beads

Starbucks Coffee Sleeve

Art Journal Swapping

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For so long I’ve been wanting to get into a group where I can work with other Art Journalist. The only person that I know (personally) who works in a journal, or even does art, is my mom.

I’m apart of a few Facebook groups that are for Art Journalists like Art Journal Junkies and Journal 52 and they are such great resources if you’re into art journaling. You get to talk to new people, get reviews on products you haven’t yet tried, and get inspiration from other’s work. It’s pretty amazing, these people.

All of these groups are great, but I wanted something a little more interactive. Something that would let me get to know other artists on a more personal level and develop relationships. That’s when Art Journal Swaps was born!

Art Journal Swaps is a group where, obviously, you swap journals. It’s more than just swapping with one person, you swap with a whole group! You have 6 different people working in your journal. It becomes an amazing piece of art. I’ve made a video on what Art Journal Swaps is all about. Check it out and come join in on the fun in the Art Journal Swaps group!

Have you been apart of a journal swap? How did it work out for you? Did you have fun seeing other artist’s work in your journal?

Have a Merry Christmas, Lovelies! 

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without”

– Cecil B. DeMille