Home is… journal page

The shenanigans continue in my Art Journal Adventures workshops. Last month the theme was collage & texture and the range of pages was amazing. We all chose different papers, colours and focal images but followed a similar method to put them together.

For this spread I relied heavily on my growing collection of gel prints. The little cottage picture is from a greeting card and I used it as a starting point when settling on colours. All the papers you can see are gel prints I made except for one kraft scrap down the bottom with text stamped on it. I added gesso as well as texture using modeling paste through the Ciao Bella patchwork stencil.

During each session of the class it was definitely a treat to walk around and be inspired by the ideas coming to life on all the pages. Some participants had their own stash of gel prints to draw from, others used some of mine. It was fun to see my prints pop up on other people’s pages. I loved it!

This week we are working on Tea and Coffee themed pages and next month it will be texture & movement. If you are close by and haven’t tried gel printing, I’m teaching another introductory class on July 9.

The sweet cottage with sheep at the gate looks nothing like my house! I do grow morning glory but that is about the only similarity. Home is definitely where my people are which means I have two homes very far apart. Although very much at home in Canada I claim Australia as home too, how could I not, some of my favourite people are there!


5 Comments on “Home is… journal page”

  1. Marilyn Fortin says:

    Love this!

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  2. nancystiz says:

    How I wish I could take that class! Not only are these pages so colorful they look so fun to do. I will have to try that rice paper, something I’ve never worked with. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Loll says:

    LOVE your patchwork background Heather. So amazing … the design and colours are so perfect together. Fabulous cottage! I want to live there! 🙂 xx

  4. Pat says:

    What a great idea to use up bit of lots of gelli prints for this journal page Heather, and the added upcycled card front of the sweet house and garden, and choosing colours which go together and it works beautifully. I’m glad your workshops are going so well. x

  5. nise says:

    This is awesome! Using that cottage from a greeting card was genius. LOVE heavenly blue morning glories. Your class sounds like it’s so much fun and a good boost to the possibilities when you open your mind. Thank you for letting those of us not close enough to attend get inspiration, too.

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