Category Archives: Art journaling

December calendar art journal page

I managed to complete my December calendar art journal page just in time yay! It has been a challenge to work on a page of this size and dimension, being long and thin, but that has made it really interesting and I will be continuing using the same calendar in 2016.
This month I decided to create a stag in the form of a silhouette and used many layers of paint to create the effect, The highlights were created using Sakura soufflé gel pens, which are lovely.
There is a fast forward process video below the picture.
(I wrote this post using the speech recognition software on my iPad, it’s fantastic and really quick!)
December calendar art journal page painting Joanne Seale

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Rise above it – Whimsical painting

I’m catching up with my Life Book 2015 lessons, this whimsical painting is called ‘Rise above it’
rise above it all whimsy mixed media painting joanne seal

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November calendar art journal page

My November calendar art journal page is finished, I used paper cuts and hand painted elements on this page to give the feel of a whimsical winter landscape. It also features my little bird called Fredi who seems to have popped up in a lot of paintings recently. I painted some of the paper cuts with my new shimmery pearl FW acrylic ink.. I love it! Check out the step by step video below the photos for more info on how I created this page. In December I will be trying to paint a reindeer..
November calendar art journal painting joanne seale
November calendar art journal painting joanne sealeNovember calendar art journal painting joanne seale

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Step by step cute girl and bird painting

I recorded a step by step video of painting my whimsy cute girl and bird, I hope you enjoy it. :)

cute girl and bird whimsy mixed media painting joanne seale

cute girl and bird whimsy mixed media painting joanne seale

cute girl and bird whimsy mixed media painting joanne seale

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Calendar art journal project – October

Hi all :) It’s that time again, I recently completed the October calendar art journal page, where I took an old calendar and painted on top of it :)
This months theme is Halloween and gothic. I sketched the gothic window and coloured it with pencils and water-soluble crayons before adding paper cuts :)
There is a step by step youtube video below, after the pictures.

Calendar art journal project joanne seale

Calendar art journal project joanne seale

Calendar art journal project joanne seale

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Calendar Art Journal Project – September

Wow, September is nearly over and I’ve only just managed to complete this month’s calendar art journal page. It was inspired by autumn colours, leaves falling to the ground, that rich golden sunshine that seems to permeate the air at this time of year.
I love autumn, it’s a time of change and anticipation for the trials and comforts of winter. Cosy days indoors with a real fire, the sharp crunch of frost-bitten grass underfoot, that cleansed look of a world blanketed in snow.
I hope you are all enjoying your autumn and preparing for winter too. :)
I made a fast forward art video below

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Calendar Art Journal Project – August

I was about to throw away a wall calendar when I thought, hmm this would make a really good art journal once I’ve added gesso to the pages.
So here is the first page of my calendar art journal project and time-lapse video.
Why not play along too, with an old calendar of your own :)
calendar art journal project august joanne seale

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