Friday, April 21, 2017

Would You Like a Pretty Flower...Art Journal Page


I apologize that there are bits-and-pieces not showing on my art journal page. I had to scan this page instead of a taking a photo...still no working camera :) But not much is missing.

My background is made up from used baby wipes...no, not that kind of used :) I use baby wipes to help clean my paint brushes and then let them dry and this is what you get! A one of a kind background :)


Above is a copy of my painting "Would You Like a Pretty Flower?" I embellished it with fake daisy flowers, decorative papers and rhinestones. My poor, lonely ghost just wants to give you a flower~


I made this little ghost out of a used 4 cup coffee filter. Before I pasted my ghost down I used a small amount of a cotton ball for its head and added rhinestone eyes.


Above is the poem that I wrote to go with my painting. Even though the scrap-booking, pocket watch isn't set at the midnight hour, I thought it was perfect for my page and its theme :)


The black heart is cut out of felt and then I stamped here and there on the page and added a few other touches here and there. You can really see the background in this close-up photo.

Well that's it for this page in my art journal. Have a great day!!!

38 comments:

  1. stunning and ghostly page Jan, you are such a good journaller.

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    1. Hi Christine...thank you!!! I am enjoying art journaling/journalling, however you spell it :)

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  2. A wonderful page Jan! Brilliant with all the details and the poem is beautiful to it!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Thank you Susie, for your visit and your kind thoughts πŸ’•

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  3. Jan, your journal page is wonderful. You are so clever in creating your ghost. Thanks for your encouraging remarks on my blog. If I ever get down, all I have to do is revisit your comments and I feel good again. You are a life support to many, I'm sure.

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    1. Thank you Faye. This has to be one of the kindest and most beautiful comments that I have ever received. Your thoughts have lifted my spirits today πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸ’•

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  4. Great journal page, love that ghost! Wonderful poem, too. BIG hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie πŸ‘‹ Thank you! I am glad that you love my πŸ‘»! Ghosts need love, too ;)

      Big Hugs πŸ’•

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  5. What a lovely art journal page and I love the ghost! I love that you've reused the wipes into art...

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    1. Thank you Lisa!!! I πŸ’• my ghosts πŸ‘» The more the merrier :)
      I saw that on YouTube with the baby wipes and decided to give it a try. They worked great!!!

      Big Hugs~

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  6. Today we really have ghosts. How cool!!! happy weekend. Hugs-erika

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    1. Hi Erika!!! But of course we have ghosts πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘» I don't go anywhere without them and they are always popping up from out of nowhere ;)
      Happy weekend!!!

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  7. You are so creative. I love your imagination!

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    1. Thank you Martha! But when it comes to being creative just remember who created Miniaturopolis :) Talk about an imagination πŸ‘

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  8. You had me scared there for a bit, Jan. I thought you were going to end up with a 'stinky' journal page. (just kidding)

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    1. Not for me!!! My great-granddaughter's baby wipes go right in the garbage can... the outside garbage can 😱😡☠

      You should have seen the strange look I got from the cashier when I, a seventy year old senior citizen went to check out with a a great big package of baby wipes!!! Priceless!!!

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  9. Love your journal work !!! Your use of non-traditional materials is great ♥

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    1. Thank you Carol! It is so much fun to try and come up with uses for stuff that I can use in my art journal that I normally would throw away!

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  10. Fantastic journal page Jan! What a fun ghost! Love the fancy golden time piece!

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    1. Hi Mona! Thank you! I have always wanted to use that watch and I finally did πŸ‘»πŸ•š

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  11. I love your cleverness at re-using the wipes - it makes such good sense, they'd have their very own colour scheme! Also, using the coffee filters too.
    Your journal page is wonderful Jan - a real treat to see :D)

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    1. Thank you Sue!!!
      Art journals​ are great fun! I'M loving it πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’•

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  12. OMG Jan - you are so talented and creative, and your work is so beautiful! I can't stop looking at these pics, and wish I could be in your house for a few hours to see you work! Just fantastic! Hugs...

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    1. Hi RO!!! Thank you!!! You might not like my language when something doesn't work 😱😡😫

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  13. I would just love a chance to look through that journal, cover to cover, when you have filled it up. It must be a tactile experience, as well as visual!

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    1. Touching is a part of the experience of art journaling. Sort of like those baby books you buy to teach them what items feel like :) It sure is an experience and in some cases an experiment!
      Thank you Marcie πŸ’•

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  14. What an interesting process! The effects are beautiful.

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  15. I like the way your mind works, Jan!

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    1. Thank goodness Sandy... I'm to old to change now :)

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  16. Fantastic and so creative Jan, I really like this.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Really inspired art and poetry. What a gift!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment Gloria 🌹

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  18. Jan, truly, truly stunning! You are so creative!! I really want to start one of these journals, but when I start, I think about painting! LOL! One day, I will create one! I really love everything you are doing with yours! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Stacy!!! I know that you will be truly creative when you do start dreaming up your art journal pages 🎨
      Great Big Hugs​ πŸ’•πŸ‘»πŸ’•

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