Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old-->New Sketchbook



This is my old-->new  sketchbook that only had two pages filled so I am planning on using this for my sketchbook. It is a Bee Sketchbook with really nice paper that accepts wet media and just about everything else. I decided to use my newest girl on the front with some collaged pieces in the background. I actually created the front digitally and printed it on --Staples brand injet photo paper (matte) which is very affordable and excellent! I am so excited to have found it. Then I added Golden Polymer Gloss Medium to seal it give it a sheen.
Now, I will see if I can keep my promise to myself to draw something everyday. I guess time will tell.
And for me the thing that helps is to have a cute journal to grab. Anything that helps!

16 comments:

Nelly said...

These colors are just wonderful. I need to make some time to work with my Spray Washes! Lovely

jgr said...

Awesome journal Martha,
I love how you did the cover. Can't wait to see what's next!

Buffy said...

So bright and cheery,I would want to stick that in my purse and take it with me.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

So pretty martha! You're always introducing us to great products, thank you!
I'm loving doing an art journal! I always thought I had to paint things to give as gifts or sell and it's so freeing to just paint for me!

Keep on journaling, I'm loving seeing your work!

Bren said...

Golly what a great journal cover! Your gal is wonderfully expressive as usual and just love the colour combos you used for the background. Should have fun creating in this one that's for sure.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Sooooo adorable! Your girls have so much personality and if this were my drawing journal, I would just love holding it!

Sunny Lee said...

Awesome and very whimsical art journal~

joyfulploys said...

I haven't been by in awhile...you have been busy! I love this journal with the pink haired girl on the cover. I know what you mean about trying to do whimsical girls. I watched the video, thanks for sharing!
Cherrs,
Mary

joyfulploys said...

cheers, even :)

LuckyDog said...

I'm so jealous--I can't do anything "digitally"! I absolutely LOVE the combination of colors and everything on this! What a spectacular and yummy journal cover!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Martha! I think it would be just about impossible to pass by such a pretty book without picking it up...so I bet that will help you to draw in it every day! Your girlie is so charming. She's got the sweetest face! Have a lovely creative day! xo Paulette

Gloria said...

I like the way you always have a product that I haven't tried. The colors are great. Have fun.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Awesome cover Martha. I LOVE that you used one of your face drawings as well as incorporated some calligraphy too! Beautiful!

Createology said...

The cover you have created on this journal is very inspiring. I cannot imagine you not drawing or writing every day. When you are good you are very very good! Happy drawing...

Pat said...

Love the journal! It's a happy, cheerful journal!

Jane Farr said...

Your wonderful cover printed out great on the inkjet paper. Please don't neglect your alphabet! :)

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