Wednesday, June 29, 2022

My little book of fishes


 

I'm once again joining Mia from Craftartista, our host this month at Art Journal Journey. Her theme is Fish.  This will be my penultimate entry for Art Journal Journey.

 Call me crazy, but I created another teeny tiny art journal.

I'm actually blaming it on my friend Chris who sent me the tiny stencils I used on both the front and back covers.

I thought they went well together.
This two page spread reads "I'd rather be."  The words were colored using two watercolors.

This spread reads "under the sea."  I fussy cut all the fish and semi-cut the sea horses, except for the first one I laid down which is how they all started out originally.


This spread reads "with the fishes."  Put together, it is "I'd rather be under the sea with the fishes."

And of course, this leads to the back cover.  To decorate the covers, I mixed molding/modeling paste with gold fluid acrylic.  I then spread the mixture through a stencil using a faux credit card.  
 
I didn't back the squares like I did before.  These are single squares that are colored on one side and white on the other.  The squares are all cardstock weight.
 
Bleubeard and I are thrilled you stopped by today.  You still have a couple of days before we announce a new host, so we hope to see you at Art Journal Journey with your own take on Fish.  


19 thoughtful remarks:

Iris Flavia said...

Ohhhhhhh, how precious and cute is this!!!
Love it!

Elephant's Child said...

Love your journal - and have some earrings like those fish skeletons. Typically I wear them with one of my cat earrings.

Meggymay said...

Wow I love your tiny art journal. The stencil may have been small but it helped you created a fantastic cover for the book.
Yvonne xx

tubakk said...

This is a fun one. I love your little book. I just made a fish page myself.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute, little book.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is really sweet!
(ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

My name is Erika. said...

This is very fun! I like those happy little fish. I'm not feeling so well today, so I'm keeping this short. hugs-Erika

Christine said...

Cute book!

jinxxxygirl said...

I LOVE your little altered book Elizabeth! And that fabulous stencil from Chris! Eileen used to send me a stencil now and then that she made on her cutting machine.. I'm loving your color choices here too the gold and the blue go great together.. Something about those two colors speaks ocean or nautical to me.. Hugs! deb

Jeanie said...

Your fish journal is adorable, Elizabeth. I love the different looks and techniques you used.

Divers and Sundry said...

Adorable :)

peggy gatto said...

Just so happy!!!

Barbara said...

I love teeny tiny books, also most everything else. Keeps my eyes shar! 😂

Barbara said...

Oops…keeps my eyes sharp …hahaha

Aimeslee Winans said...

What an adorable little fish book, Elizabeth! It's making me wish to be a fish with all this summer heat, xoxo

Neet said...

Love it, and what a great stencil that is that you used. Yes the two designs go well together and what a fab idea to have one on the back and the other on the front cover.
Love the journey inside - a super book.
Hugs, Neet xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Adorable little journal. I would like to be under the sea just now, it's way too hot for me! Hugs, Valerie

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your tiny book, it looks great.

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wonderful - love that little book! Great colour choices too! Hugs, Chrisxx