Storytelling in Art Journaling

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Hello!

My story this week is a focus on special moments that took place during the year.  While the words are not exactly a focus of my page and keeping with this month’s theme, I felt my photos needed to be front and center in telling my story.  I added my photos to Art Pops™ Cards and journaled on the back.  I assembled them by sewing tabs to the top, attaching them to my page in a graduated stacked format so I can lift them and “read” the story on the back of each one.

As this year comes to a close I want to thank all of you for a your support, encouragement and kind words.  So many e-mails arrived in my in box at just the right moment!  I truly appreciate the sweet comments, mail art and all the conversations we’ve had.  Thanks for making this year wonderful and I hope you have been inspired by all the weekly DLP challenges…I know you have inspired me! In case you missed any, I have featured them all later in this post.

While I won’t be participating in DLP 2016, I will be around.  For starters, I will be launching a brand new art journaling course early in the year and a brand new (totally awesome) workshop site where all my workshops will find their new home.  I can’t wait to reveal it soon and there will be a free class to kick things off!

Sending wishes for a happy and blessed New Year!!

Roben-Marie


December Theme
Storytelling with the Written Word
December 26
Art Challenge: Storytelling
Journal Prompt: Storytelling as an underlying fabric

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art journaling with roben-marie smith

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Hidden Places in Art Journaling

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I had an idea for my page this week but it went in a totally different direction and I love when that happens!  There are many ways to "hide" your journaling and for mine I chose to tuck a tag into a pocket.

The pocket is a page torn from an Anthropologie catalog and taped on one side.  I glued a flower element to the bottom to finish off the page and that added the extra security to hold the tag in place.

How will you hide your words this week?

Cheers,

Roben-Marie


December Theme
Storytelling with the Written Word
December 19
Art Challenge: Hidden Journaling
Journal Prompt: The greatest gift I can give myself...



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4. Finish page by adding photo, stickers and washi tape.  Add a journal card to a black tag and tuck into the pocket to "hide" journaling.


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Using Quotes in Art Journaling


December Theme
Storytelling with the Written Word
December 12
Art Challenge: Using Quotes & Lyrics as Storytelling
Journal Prompt: "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." -James Earl Jones



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Elegant Gift Wrap Idea

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I found these pretty pinecone ornaments at Home Goods and spotted this black and white polka dot wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby.  I combined them with some colored string for an elegant gift wrap combination!


Using Words in Art Journaling

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December Theme
Storytelling with the Written Word
December 5
Art Challenge: Words Front & Center
Journal Prompt: Life is a book. We fill the pages.

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Using Stencils, Masks and Stamps in Art Journaling

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For this week, I sketched a stem of berries as the focal point.  I used a stencil to create the letters by drawing through the stencil with a pen. Learn more about my watercolors and cases HERE.

I took a different twist on the "stamp" and glued an old postage stamp to the page.  It was on top of an old handwritten letter.

The mask is handmade and works much like a stencil.  In fact, after I finished the page I realized that it is actually more like a stencil. Oops!! 

How will you incorporate all these goodies into your art journal this week?

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


November Theme
Stencils, Stamps & Masks
November 28
Art Challenge: Combine the Three (Stencils, Stamps & Masks)
Journal Prompt:  "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."-Henry James


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Using Masks in Art Journaling

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I hope you have been having fun with the November challenge so far.  This week we are using masks.  You can use store bought ones or create one of your own like I did.  I took a piece of card stock and cut out a wonky shape and then placed it on the page and painted around it.  This left the perfect spot for my journaling.

Finish off with a sketch or a special photo. Learn more about my watercolors and cases HERE.

How will you use masks in your journal this week?

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


November Theme
Stencils, Stamps & Masks
November 21
Art Challenge: Use a Mask
Journal Prompt:  "Mask"arade


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