Monday 4 March 2013

Art Journaling in Derbyshire

At the weekend I went to Derbyshire to an art journaling workshop taught by Anneliese Bates from Creative Journey Workshops.

We were given an A4 sketchbook to work in and I am going to show you the whole book.  Some pages are finished, some are nearly finished and some have only been folded.

PVA resist

Lots of folded pages

 Masking tape resist

 Collage and gesso

 Masking tape

 Folded pages

Colorwash drippage

 Paper towel in pva (left) and writing in gesso


More folded pages

Collaged borders and collage

 Another collage in the making

Clear embossing resist (left) and drawing in pen

 Colorwash background

And the last page is a blank white page and the black cover.

I had a fabulous time and feel I achieved quite a lot.   The best thing is that I can share these techniques with those who are joining in with 12 Months in View which starts today.

I hope you have enjoyed loooking through my journal.

Thanks for popping by.


  1. This looks great Bernice - almost wish I had been able to come, but I had a fabulous weekend as well.

  2. Ooh Bernice what beautiful pages my lovely. It sure looks like you had a lot of fun and play, your book really shows it. I love all the techniques you played with and my head is now at bursting point ha ha ha! I particularly love your 'key' collage pages, stunning work.
    Huge hugs x

  3. Oooh nice - looks like you had a lot of fun!

  4. Awesome pages Bernice, but I have a question, did you make the journal? If so how did you put it together. What binding method...I would love to create one for me.... : )

  5. Looks like a great weekend.

  6. It's all interesting but I really love your pen drawing of the flowers! Great perspective!


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