Monday, March 29, 2010

New Journal Pages in my Moleskine

Really, I am very close to taking back my prior dissatisfaction with the Moleskine.  This new one is showing me lots of love.  I am still waiting to see how the binding is going to hold up, but I think I've helped the problem by gluing pages together.  Remember, this is NOT the purple sketchbook one, it's got the same colour of paper, but much thinner.

Here are a few pages completed Saturday night/Sunday morning:

Listen to the Birds

Soft

And check out this yummy texture created by coating facing pages with gesso, closing them, rubbing a bit and opening:

Just this texture closeup

I then painted over it with two different colours of fluid acrylics.

Lots more in the works!  :)

Much LOVE  xoxo

13 comments:

  1. wow these are just great - have you posted them in on art journaling? I think they fit in well with the new propmt, looking forward to seeing your new pages when you post them in too!

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  2. Love your pages, especially the pockets on the first spread!

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  3. Love them! Yummy colours too!

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  4. the pages are great. do you recommend the purple moleskine? i am forever lookin for the right book. it is my excuse to not start journaling'.

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  5. Yeah, I like the 'plain' green label ones as well for art journaling. As long as you don't get them too wet they work just fine. I prefer the sketchbooks for pen/ink and pencil work rather than paints and collage.
    Love these pages, the colours and textures are gorgeous. Some of my favourite colour combinations in there.

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  6. All the pages look great....and I love that last photo of the texture. Mostly all I've ever used moleskines for is pen and ink drawings and for that I love them.

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  7. Love the pages! Isn't it amazing that we can get some of the greatest textures from the simplest of methods :-)

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  8. they are so beautiful! i love the colors!!!

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  9. Beautiful pages! I love the color scheme you are using, very bright but sort of fiery at the same time, drama! Also, you have great handwriting!

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  10. Beautiful pages you are achieving here ! Loving all the great textures. Looks like moleskins are working for you after all .

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  11. Yummy pages indeed...I am not so crazy for Moleskins, I really don't understand what the fuss is about, I don't want to glue two pages together, I want a thick, able to take some abuse kind of page...
    XOXOrly

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  12. Yet more beautiful pages. I especially love the top one with the red and orange, just lovely. And thanks for sharing that little gesso texture trick, I can't wait to give that a try.

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  13. ooh that texture is GLORIOUS!!! I love it ;)

    I love the colors too.

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