My SimplyLiving Plaster Art Journal
Please consider joining me as I make art in this SimplyLiving Plaster Art Journal.
I purchased this journal at Michaels.
It is white with a fabric covering. The pages are perfect for taking Gesso or Matte Medium and also hold up well under lots of layers of mixed media.
I changed the cover of this art journal by applying plaster,
which makes it feel so amazing!
Someday I plan to paint on the cover, but until I am inspired to do so,
here’s what I do inside.
Okay, I’ve gotten inspired to finish the cover of my Plaster Art Journal. I added mixed media with Matte Medium and then finished it with encaustic medium. Stayed tuned for what I’ve learned about encaustic – you won’t want to miss it because it is so amazing! I think you’ll agree.
My newest page…
(You can click on any picture for a LARGER view)
I just started a new on-line art class on Monday, November 9 with Ivy Newport called Flight and Feather and I’m loving it. Today we had our first journal entry and of course I want to record my studies in my wonderful Plaster Journal that I made from one of Ivy’s tutorials.
Here’s my first spread called “Feather Study”
Here’s my second spread called “Wing Study”
I will add my bird in flight on the left side at some point…
Here’s my fourth spread called “Inky Blackbirds”
Although I didn’t really like this technique at the time, I like seeing the art that came out of it.
Here’s my sixth spread called “An Orange Colored Nest” inspired by “Lethargy”, a song written by my youngest son, Matthew. You can listen to the song at Matthew Reeder Music.
This is a mixed media page using pieces from magazines and a quote from Leonardo da Vinci
Inspired by 1 Peter 3:3-4 “In God’s Sight”, after watching Ivy’s Video
Inspired by Hebrews 13:2 & Matthew 6:22-23 “The Eye”
Inspired by an 1899 painting called “Clematis”, I titled this one “Melancholy” because I noticed that the way I was feeling on that particular day was displayed in my art.
I watched Jeanne’s Video from “The Living Studio” course, while creating this piece.
Inspired by Cover of Hudson Taylor’s Autobiography, on the left
a self portrait of me, at Easter when I was a baby, on the right
I seriously laughed my way through my self portrait! I did my best, but still Mr. Taylor seemed to be shocked at my efforts! Ha Ha! 🙂
On the left, Inspired by a great class I am taking online called “Nature’s Canvas” by Tania Bain on the Jeanne Oliver Design Creative Network
on the right, Inspired by Luke 5:11 my favorite Bible verse! “And (she) pulled (her) boat up on the shore, left everything and followed Him.” The Constance Version
Inspired by a wonderful class I took with Ivy Newport called
“Rainy Day Art Journaling”. You can take it too, HERE.
I call this piece
“Darkness Into Light – Cleansed by the Blood of The Lamb!”