Tuesday, May 22, 2012

woyww- altered book and art journal pages

Slowly working my way through the altered book class with Elisabeth.  The slow and steady pace is perfect.  On the right hand side is a watercolour book which I am enjoying and on the left a hammer.  No idea why it is sitting under my altered book.  But, I do know why there is a chocolate near my light.  I continue to potter away on my art journal pages which are considerably less stressful since I have moved to working in a small book.
I know I have mentioned the portfolio oil pastels in previous posts and I am still using them on a regular basis.  Love how they blend over anything, paint, canvas, inks or straight onto cardstock.  I love how inexpensive they are and must admit I have a preference for the brights.   
They can be heat set which means no more fixative fumes in my little room. Once I have finished a page I hit it with the heat gun and watch it melt.  I owe Leandra a big thanks for putting me onto the oil pastels, she had a great tute posted on her blog Paper Artsy in January of this year.  

Also working on an ATC for a particular swap this month.  But, I can't show you just yet.....

36 comments:

  1. Those Portfolio oil pastels sound like a really good idea Sandra.I musdt try them. I am loving the Pan Pastels.They are just so much easier to use than traditional pastels, and charcoal!
    I'm a new follower.
    Judy

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  2. I've never owned an oil pastel, except for the ones that take turpentine. And that will really stink up a room. That's why I don't use mine.

    I am going to ask my friend Halle to send you my address. Or, I might create an account with my internet provider, since I hate google's g-mail. My juno account hasn't worked in months. I still am not sure why not. I tried to send an e-mail to you about a month ago, but I couldn't get it to send. I haven't forgotten your generosity! Happy WOYWW from #9.

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  3. Love the bright colors and the oil pastel has given you for your journal pages. Heat setting the colors is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #28

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  4. Your link takes me back to Julia.

    I just love your journal work and now I need to investigate those pastels you use. Now how come I missed those. Thanks for the heads up on such fab results.
    Hugs, Neet #25 x

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  5. love your desk Sandra and great pages too:D
    Happy WOYWW day
    Lisa #16
    x

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  6. Oil pastels, a hammer and chocolate - glad to know I'm not on my own with my batty desk!! I do love the effect you get with those pastels and if you can bin the fixative spray (yuk) then so much the better. Love the art pages :)
    Thanks for all the love and support recently...
    Hugs, LLJ #57 xx

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  7. ...awesome looking pages so vivid, great work...Mel :) #21

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  8. Your desk looks like a fun place to play.
    I need a lamp like that then I could work during the night, but maybe sleeping would be a better idea ;D
    The colours are amazing. Thanks for popping over to my place earlier.
    Have fun desk hopping ~ Enjoy WOYWW Neesie #11

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  9. Thanks for your comment on my page, I wouldn't have been able to visit without it as your link go back to Julia's in a loop so to speak!!
    Oil pastels hmmmm could "borrow" my son's and have a go - your AJ pages are super, I haven't quite got the hang of AJ yet. BJ#24

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  10. Love your pages :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #62

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  11. Beautiful pages, such wonderfully vivid colours!

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #76

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  12. Great stuff and fabulous pages!! Lovely and sunny here today off out in the garden very soon! Have a crafty week! HAPPY WOYWW
    ((Lyn))was 54....now #55 I think!

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  13. Fantastic pages. You look like an artist to me and a very talented one at that.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  14. Love those pages! great colours! Trish #51

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  15. Just Loving your art journal pages and they are so colourful!Havent been on awhile so doing catch up and have missed the wednesday morning ritual so much!
    Have fab wednesday hugs judex32

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  16. I had a bit of trouble getting to you as your link kept opening up Julia's blog, but I found you at last. Love your journal pages, the colours are just gorgeous - really beautiful. Thanks for visiting me earlier, much appreciated. Happy WOYWW, Anne #18

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  17. I seem to have ground to a halt with my AB. Your journal pages are just fabulous! Helen, 17

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  18. Fab pages! Lovely colours. Take care and enjoy this sunny & warm WOYWW. Zo xx 80

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  19. Beautiful and bright art journal pages. I think a smaller book makes it more precious. I like those projects, like the altered book, that you can just take your time on and work at your own pace. It takes the stress out of them. I have to admin that I have to watch it with those though otherwise my slow pace could stop altogether!

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  20. super journal pages,keep up the good work re your altered journal
    have a fab woyww
    kay #33

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  21. Love, Love, Love those journal pages/covers... Brillant creations AmAzing stamping and the colours are just perfect... Hugs May x x x#30

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  22. great pages, the pastels sound brilliant. looking forward to seeing all the ATC's next week. Every work desk should have some chocolate... mine is hidden
    janet #47

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  23. If I had known years ago that pastels could be heat set, I would have kept mine! oh well, it's always nice to learn things even if learned a little too late! Love your journal pages, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  24. Great pages! I especially like the heart one xx

    Fiona #146

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  25. I like the tag shaped one with the eyes and the mouth looks really funky. Sandy :) #92

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  26. Lovely colours you've used in your art journal - fab!

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  27. I love the pictures in your journal, the colours are fabulous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #22

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  28. I love your journal pages very bright and easy on the eye.

    Eliza #49
    http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

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  29. So interesting and pretty pages!!! Great job!

    Jeannie #75

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  30. Fab journal pages and such a cosy work space! x Jo

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  31. I'm sure I've said this before, but the lighting on your desk, makes me want to work there. #108

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  32. Lovely light and airy desk with that all book ready for action. Thanks so much for calling by - enjoy the weekend! Sarah.

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  33. Lovely journal pages you have created there. Your desk looks very cosy and inviting.
    Thanks for your visit. My desks are back to normal (messy) now!

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  34. Gorgeous work going on there! I too like the page with the tag on it. Especially the "stitching" around the edges.
    Sorry I'm late stopping by!
    See you again soon!
    hugs!
    kat

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  35. Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday. A great way to bring crafty friends together in fun and friendship. your desk goings on look so interesting and colourful with some gorgeous art work. Thanks for sharing each week.
    Love JoZarty x

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