Friday, January 23, 2015

My Art Journal 2015

 I started my first art journal to start off the new year. I've wanted to venture out more into mix media in my work for sometime now. There's something so exciting about trying new forms of art that keeps my soul happy. I've been collecting mix media products to play with and watching YouTube videos of all the best designers when ever I could. Meeting Ania Dabrowska also know as Finn or Finnabair at CHA and watching her demonstrate her new line of mix media products was diffidently a highlight for me. I also got to meet another artist I admire Mister Tim Holtz. I think both of these artists are crazy talented and inspiring. 


I know I usually take a show pictures here of my processes as I go along but this time I found myself totally immersed in the techniques of using 3D gel and distress spray stains. That and my fingers were covered in goodness to messy to touch a camera with. You'll have to stay tune and I'll try to take pictures next time. I will tell you thought the products I used here and tell you they can be found in my Artfire store.
I used 3D Gloss Gel , paper from the collection Romance Novel by Prima, Chipboard from Dusty Attic, Ranger Distress Spray Stains,  Crafter workshop templateMix Media Art Journal, Metallic Rub-on paint, white gesso, and Wild Orchid roses.

Thank you for following along on my journey, 
Laurie Moore

11 comments:

Leslie McGrath said...

It's beautiful!! I love mixed media art!!! I can't wait to see what you create next!!

Kerstin F. said...

Beautiful Laurie, Mr. Art Journal is also my new favourite theme, you can combine images and words and infinitely try a lot of things, I'm looking forward to the next part of you! Hugs, Kerstin

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a gorgeous journal cover Laurie! Love the soft background and that wonderful heart! Sounds like you had some serious fun at CHA, lucky you!! hugs :)

Carol S said...

Oh Laurie this is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what the pages look like as you get them done! Mixed media is so much fun! This was my New Years Goal...to start an Art Journal! I'm taking a class right now with Donna Downey and enjoying it tremendously!
It's funny that you said that about not taking pictures because you were so into the messiness of it all....just said that to a friend a couple days ago! LOL
Hugs!

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you Leslie McGrath. I hope you do come back and take a look from time to time. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Hi Kerstin F. It means a lot to me that you're enjoying my work since I admire your work so. Thanks xxx Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Thanks Pamellia, yes CHA was amazing, so inspirational. I ordered new products for my store I haven't tried before and wanted to share them with everyone. It will be a fun year of learning and playing for me. xxx Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Aw Carol, Great minds think a like! lol I'm looking forward to what you are creating too so I can pick your brain for ideas and help my sweet friend, xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Shari Trumbull said...

Love your art journal cover, Laurie! It's beautiful! Definitely worth all of your inky & painty fingers!! XOXO-Shari

Laurie Moore said...

Thank you Shari, I've always been a messy artist. I have a feely touchy thing with textiles and art supplies lol. xxx Laurie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Laurie, this is so beautiful!! Love the stunning soft colours and how you put the different elements together!! Super gorgeous!! Lucky you to be able to attend CHA and see both Finn and Tim in action!