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Altered Book: Messy Pink

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
~ Bertrand Russell

10x20" altered book, golden fluid acrylics, golden fluid matte medium, neocolors, gesso

How long does it take from start-to-finish to complete an art journal page? With diverse techniques, materials, organization, creative style, levels of detail, etc. the question cannot be answered. Still, I challenged myself to finish everything but the journaling on two facing pages in an altered book in 60 minutes. The clock started when I began to set-up, and included cutting images, creating the art, clean-up and photography. Mission accomplished. Looking through the kitchen gadget drawer, I find things to use to stamp... lids, wine corks, cookie molds, tiny forks. Play-Doh molds are great too. Stamping and rolling little items around the page is fun. You can stamp with stamping inks or acrylic paint.

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Reader Comments (5)

I adore today's quote, Tammy. And I, too, have had an unfortunate spill with an open bottle - unfortunately it was my expensive bottle of Diamond Glaze!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

04.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

i think that time pressure is one of the best ways to create! i'm a huge fan of it. there's very little time to plan and strategize and reflect - you have to go on your intuition, which leads to surprises and such authentic results. beautiful pages!

04.12.2010 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

oh, i'd love to see how your image transfer works out. (thanks for the mention!) i love this page ~ it feels a little bit similar to my own newly developing style. the 60 minute challenge is a brilliant idea, too; i'll have to try it sometime when i'm feeling brave!

04.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

Really enjoyed the detailed look at your process in art journaling as well as the fantastic results. Very inspiring!

04.17.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

these pages are beautiful! it's always so interesting to see other art journalers at work.. thanks for sharing my link!


07.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

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