Okay, it’s Day 5 of Jenniebellie’s (7 art journal pages in 7 days) challenge. I’m officially getting tired of working on the same seven pages every day. But the end is in sight.
Today I selected one of the two remaining techniques/methods from my box:
Ephemera, it is! That’s usually a fun technique and is very intuitive. My partner just gave me some ephemera from his trip to Phoenix this week (light rail passes, movie tickets, etc.) and I have plastic shoe boxes full of other small items so off I went to affix ephemera to my pages. Here’s what I ended up with.
I added a coupon, a small map of Russia and some ‘holey’ ephemera across the top.
I added part of a menu from a retirement complex, a movie theater stub, and some ribbon across the top of both.
I added words from Tim Holtz cardstock; printed words; and the tops of two note pads from the dollar store.
I added cacti from Phoenix light rail ticket stubs; a piece of scrapbook paper with circles on it; the Holiday Inn logo from their notepaper; a punched watercolor circle for the sun/moon; and printed text.
I added the words ‘Stay Organized’ from some Holiday Inn hotel stationery; a small heart cut out from a gelli print scrap, a piece from some hand painted & stamped paper (near her left hand).
On this one I added square-punched scrap from spiral-bound mixed media paper and circles punched from gelli printed tissue paper.
All I added here was a label from my Sakura souffle pens and small scrapbook journaling square.
Well, that was fun. Tomorrow I will be using a pen to shade and doodle on the pages (the last technique) and Monday I will do whatever I need to finish up them up. That might include more paint or collage or journaling or shading or fixing up boo-boos. Can’t wait.
I hope you find something creative to do today too!
November 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm
haven’t been looking at your daily posts on your work… I like what you’ve done! I just started art journaling myself… but I do it w/a guide. I told her I was ready to start again! nice thing about it is she only does these ‘classes’ for a short time— 4-6 weeks. Which is good because I could get bored with it!!
November 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Laura, are you posting your art journals on your FB page or in a blog or what?? I want to see them!
November 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm
wow, love this!
why is it called ephemera?
November 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm
Ephemera is something of no lasting significance ; paper items (as posters, receipts, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectible or can be used in a different way. Thank you!
November 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm
I am thoroughly enjoying following this project. I like what you did with the ephemera.