Thursday, July 16, 2015

a little art journal happiness

The last Saturday of every month, I host a free Craft Day at Hobby Lobby and I spend the time there working on art journaling. I got this awesome 5x12 Copic Marker Sketchbook  for Christmas so last month, I finally decided to break it out...

It is specially made with paper that Copic markers will not bleed through. I used it with watercolors and it worked great!! There is a bit of bleed through with a Sharpie, so I don't recommend it for that. What I love about it is the size. It's just so fun to create in an art journal that is 12" wide!

I decided to journal about all the things I love about summer. Here's how it turned out. I laid this on the porch swing to take the picture because that seemed perfect for a page about summer. :)


Closer up:

I started by just painting a sun, I pounced to fill in the middle. I love to pounce with watercolors. I pounced to make the grass too!


Then I just started thinking of things that I love about summer. I used a Papermate Flair marker and it is my new favorite!! I drew the images with a pencil first and then inked over them and then painted. That was the funnest part. :)


I really could have kept working on this for a while but our craft day was over so I called it done.


I plan to just fill this book with whatever is on my mind at the time. Hopefully by the end of it, I will be a better artist, better at hand lettering and feel more confident in my art skills.

Thanks for taking a peek!

7 comments:

Emily Adams said...

This is adorable, Tracie!! There's a doodling class over on BPC that I want to do.

Keely said...

Great art journal page Tracie!! And this size is very cool. I hope your Hobby Lobby craft day is a huge success.

Jules said...

Looks fabulous!

Raelynn said...

Love your hand lettering!

Melinda said...

I love this so much, Tracie!

lisacarpentersoares said...

This is great, Tracie! I love the big sun and your title...as well as all the little doodles,

Merrick Dunphy said...

Art journalling is REALLY stretching for me, that's why I've been working on the Art Journalling the Magic class, it gave me some much needed direction on what to do!