New Beginnings | Art Journal Spread

New Beginnings Art Journal Spread using Maggie Holmes Florals - Lydia Cost

There’s a lot of real heart that goes into the pages of my art journal, and sometimes I don’t give this unsuspecting little book enough attention. When I creak open its pages after a long time away, I find days of struggles melt into the act of layering all sorts of mediums and paints onto these pages. It’s a wide open space to say everything I need.

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With a little help from a pretty paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection, I fussy-cut a million little florals and leaves.  I almost always work with florals in my art journal because they just melt delicately into any medium I splash on the background.

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These florals were backed with a light pink color, so I knew I’d be overlaying my background blues and teals with some pink to help the florals nestle.

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Hope Found

Hope Found Art Journal Page - Lydia Cost

I was blessed enough to find myself with enough time in the morning to crack open my art journal.  I rarely get her out these days, and I sure have missed it!  There is something so therapeutic about simply creating without a thought of the end result!  I pull out my art journal when I have a lot of things I need to work through with the Lord, and that amount of outpouring simply couldn’t fit in my Bible!

I know I’ve said it before, but I love the American Crafts Wildflower collection!  These two amazing floral illustrations are from the paper pad, and they became my focal point after I fussy-cut them out!

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My idea of art journaling varies each time I use it; sometimes I have more of a Wilna style and sometimes I have more of a Suse style.

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Do you guys art journal?  I’d love to see some of your pages!  Put some links in the comments, so I can take a look and leave some love!

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Supplies:

IF Watercolors, Brea Reese Modeling Paste, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Brea Reese Paste Applicator, Tim Holtz Floral Stencil, Prima Artisan Powder, Acrylic Paint, American Crafts Wildflower Paper Pad, Heidi Swapp Background Stamp, Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, Bombay India Ink