Monday, August 29, 2022

My art journal, published by Stampington magazine!

I am so happy to say one of my art journals has been published by the beautiful Stampington line of magazines; one of their magazines called Art Journaling. I will only show the pages they did not publish. The top is the cover, made of plaster wrap over an old children's book which I had gutted.
Above: the inside front cover.

I made the pages out of heavy watercolor paper. I used a technique I found on Debbie-Anne Parent's YouTube channel (Ephemera's Vintage Garden) to make the vintage looking tape. Then I punched the holes and used twine to hold the pages in the book. I hid all the twine ends under one of the covers.

I thought Debbie-Anne's technique was so inventive and beautiful. It's easy to do too. Use Tim Holtz alcohol ink over regular Scotch tape. 

All the artwork in this journal is original. I cut it out of my older sketchbooks or made it especially for this journal. Above I scanned some old lace and made copies of it. The artwork is from an older sketchbook of mine.
In the article I wrote to accompnay this journal , I mentioned my grandma. Her handwriting is on the snippet of paper. It's a recipe of hers.

Above: for the faux photo negatives, I used Debbie-Anne's technique but I used packing tape.
Above: I made a fabric collage with antique scraps and glued one of my paintings on it.
Above: I made the cross using Sari ribbon.
Above: This is an actual picture of a bird in my hand. He hit a window and I held him for almost an hour. It happened a few years ago and I'm so happy I had my son take the photo. The bird was fine.
Above: This is a photo of Corneilius on my lap. She passed away later the year this was taken. It was one of Sam's sisters.
Above: the inside back cover, and below, a side view of how the pages were held together in the book.

 Above: the back cover.
I hope you can find the issue of Art Journaling magazine. It's July/August/September 2022
I have noticed my local Barnes and Noble does not have it yet-so you may have to ask them to get it.
This is an especially beautiful issue with lots of inspiring articles.
Thank you for visiting!


Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Congratulations! Your art journals are beautiful, charming and inspiring.

Hill Top Post said...

This is great, Debra! Now I want to see the other pages but haven't been able to find the current Art Journaling Magazine. It was definitely Sam's lucky day when he came to live in your back yard. I still remember Norton from before. I am greatly inspired!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Debra, congratulations on another published article! I enjoyed seeing your journal very much-very clever on how the pages are put together thank you for sharing with us

DVArtist said...

Congratulations Debra. It's always nice to get published. I love your journals. Have a nice evening.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, congratulations, what an honour. So happy for you!BIG hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Congratulations, Debra 👏 creative, beautiful art. Thanks for sharing ❤️

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Debra your art journal is just precious. Your love for the birds shines through and touches my heart.

Henny Penny said...

Debra, your journal is beautiful. I love your hand holding the bird and the other sweet little bird too. Congratulations! I'll bet Lynn will see your article in Art Journaling. Also love the snipped of your grandmother's handwriting.

Becki said...

Oh, I do love your art journal, Debra. You make me imagine I could do such a thing. I love all the birds. Congrats on having your work published again!