Saturday, June 1, 2019

The 100 Day Project Days 51 to 61

Hi everyone, back with another installment of my 100 days of art journaling journey for #the100dayproject.  If you are interested in seeing all of my projects, here are the rest of my posts to date:

I've recently discovered Carolyn Dube's free workshop called Permission To Play and it is the perfect fit for my 100 days of art journaling project!  I have started on an art journal created from corrugated cardboard and am having a blast using colours, images and themes that I wouldn't normally use, lots of painty messy fun 😀 So without further ado here are days 50 to 61, enjoy!

Day 51

Cut out my art journal pages from a corrugated cardboard box and applied the first layers of paper and gesso.

Day 52

Painting some ribbon for the future binding of my corrugated art journal, you should have seen my hands at the end of this process LOL!

Day 53

A brief detour from the corrugated cardboard art journal but not totally unrelated.  I had a bunch of paint left on my palette after working on some journal pages so randomly slapped them onto a piece of copy paper.  It looked like an abstract painting which twigged a memory that the May challenge at StencilGirl Products was 'Abstract' so I grabbed their Circular Patterns For Play, Scribble Scratch and Doodle It Bigger stencils to create this page.  Definitely not my usual style but I like it!

Day 54

Next layers on the corrugated cardboard art journal pages; stencils, stamps and paint.  Look at those colours, I am having so much fun!

Day 55

Starting to add finishing touches to the pages before binding the journal, picked out these floral shapes on this page from one of Carolyn's backgrounds that she provides to us in the course, added bright yellow paint, shading with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks, stamping, doodling and scribble journaling.

Day 56

Coloured that adorable little stamped bird with Scribble Sticks; I had stamped the large purple flower in black but hated it so painted over it, stamped over the paint with Tim Holtz's Ledger Script stamp and added scribble journaling and more stamping.

Day 57

Mandala stamp and stenciling with Tim Holtz's Globe die cut from another one of the backgrounds that Carolyn provided to us.  Feeling so distraught and defeated by the state of our world, everyone bickering and fighting and denying that climate change is real.  It is not only REAL but it is here NOW and affecting us all each and every day.  We need to act NOW people, no more talk, it is time for action and time to cherish our beloved home, we do not have any other options 😢 

Day 58

Seem to be on a pink kick, heart cut from another of Carolyn's backgrounds, bird stamp from Stampers Anonymous Classic #16, Scribbles & Splat heart die cut and sentiment die cut with Tim Holtz's Alphanumeric Script: 1" dies.

Day 59

How I love that little owl stamp, I've had it for ages and it's still one of my favourites.  You can faintly see StencilGirl Products Black Birds In Trees stencil in the background over the book page and Tim Holtz's Rays stencil at the bottom. Stamped the sentiment onto Plain Collage paper ('cause I was too chicken to stamp it directly on the page LOL!).  Added Therm O Web's Gold Deco Foil around the edges with their Deco Foil Adhesive Pen but in my usual style hadn't waited for the Distress Collage Medium to dry completely so ended up with gold flecks all over the page.  Was about to have a hissy fit but then decided I liked it so spattered on diluted gold acrylic paint for more bling!

Day 60

This page all started with some handwritten numbers that someone had written on the box that I cut apart to make my journal pages.  Lots of paint layers and I especially love the exposed corrugations on the left 😍  Stamped more numbers, added die cut numbers, doodled a bit and then did some scribble journaling.

Day 61

So hard to get a picture of this page, the white kept flaring up.  It's nowhere near as stark in real life!  Painted, stamped and stenciled background with a torn bit of Tim Holtz's Halloween Collage paper overtop that I coloured in here and there with markers.  Wildflower Stems die cut from white cardstock along with the garden word (just raided my stash of already die cut letters to write it out!).
So that's it for now, I have several more corrugated cardboard art journal pages to finish so they will keep me on track for the next few days and then I get to bind it all together which I am really looking forward too.  Was auditioning pages to place together last night and I think it's going to look awesome!  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo


  1. Wow, what an amazing project! Your journal pages look so beautiful, I adore the bright colours and your flower and little bird designs are magical 😁. It will be exciting to see them all bound together too. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jo x

  2. Wow - with permission to play you have really been on an artistic roll with this project. I just love all the uplifting rainbow colours and artsy painty layers. Fabulous!
    Alison x


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