Sunday, August 17, 2014

Art Journal Pages from Dyan's Class

Hello everyone!  As promised, I'm sharing the backgrounds I created when I took the Art Journaling class with Dyan Reaveley.  It was high speed, non-stop!  
I just couldn't pass up this opportunity.  To say that I'd gotten stale and in a creative funk would be an understatement!  This definitely got the juices flowing and I can't wait to continue!
One of my favorite pages.
You never waste ink.  Clean your stencils on another page.
Love the brick stencil.
Pardon the finger.....
I love the background.
Dyan was talking and we had to write what she was saying.  She told us that if we missed a word to just keep writing.  Needless to say I missed more than just a word.  And don't mention that I spelled her name wrong!
You can put tags in the four folded down corners.  Very cool!
Page where I cleaned off the stamps and stencils.
Using a curvy plastic tool created for Dyan (you can purchase), draw the curve on the pages (in this case four) then cut.  We used the same tool to draw the line in a bit and then doodled in between the lines.  I need this tool!!
In another part of the journal we added the pieces of paper that we cut out and secured them with tape.  She didn't call it washi tape but I think that would work too.  You just have to be sure to get the tape on both sides of the journal and make sure you can open the pages.
We also used this tool to draw the lines around the journal page above where Dyan dictated to us.  It can be used for so many things!
Love these colors.
Back of my journal.
Front of my journal.
You can see where the inks from the pages ran out and where the mat I was working on wasn't clean and picked up inks.  If I remember correctly the first thing we had to do was squirt the front and back of our journals (to break them in).  That's a big deal to me.  I love the clean and crispness of a clean page.  How's an art journaler supposed to get past that?  Well, just spray!

I hope you enjoyed this post and you managed to make it to the end.  It's picture heavy and I didn't even share everything!



okienurse said...

Awesome pages! I love the Dylusions Ink it is so vibrant!

scrappymo! said...

Wow! Fabulous pages! That sounds like one high energy, fast paced course. One you could really have fun at!

MaryH said...

These are just WONDEFUL! I can see that you had so much fun. I think seeing someone do this kind of thing is what turned me onto the Dylusions sprays. I don't journal, and don't really care for some of DR's stamps, but I love the leaf one, and have bought some of the 'non-people' ones. That tool is new to me and looks like a good investment. I liked every single one of your backgrounds, and your having fun just totally came through. Can't wait to see what you do next! These make terrific backgrounds for cards too! (but you awready know that!) I'm so pleased you took this class. Think it's been real good for your outlook and positivity in having fun. TFS & Hugs

505whimsygirl said...

Great looking pages Kay. Aren’t those sprays wonderful - just love the vibrant colours. I like the curved tool which I have never seen and what you did with it is awesome as is the page with the turned down corners. I cannot say I have a favourite as I adore your own favourite, love the green page and the red one with the figure on - oh heck, I love it all.
Hugs, Neet xx

Connie said...

Hi Kay, I love your pages and this class was very detailed and all consuming . . . you covered so much and I know that it has opened up your mind to trying many new things. I love it when I meet someone that can influence me it a new creative direction. I'm looking forward to seeing you use these techniques in your cards and pages. If this post is a sample, you are in for a very creative adventure:)
Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me . . . Great post!
Connie :)

Craftychris said...

Wow what a wonderful time you must have had on the course and the results are awesome! So much colour - just fabulous! xx

Ohhh Snap said...

LOVE those pages. I always want to work fast, but it appears I need to mull. If I ever have a chance I'll have to take her class. Two birds with one stone, learn to work faster and learn beautiful techniques.