Hey artsy peeps Rita Barakat here! Welcome to art jounraling month! Whats great about art journaling is there is inspiration everywhere! Gather your supplies! For me I start with inspiration. I take pictures everywhere I go - you never know where you will find something that inspires a project! I took these pics all around Dallas to use for inspiration of my art journal book! Sometimes it just takes a moment to notice the inspiration all around you!
Sunset on the lake on my way home.
And last but not least this is a from a furniture store downtown I stumbled upon and fell in love with! Between the colors, textures and the overall feeling of this room there is so much inspiration here!
After so much inspiration I am ready start journaling. I often start by adding textures - sometimes it takes time to dry so I may do one page and set it aside to dry. Here I am adding layers of newsprint with Gel Medium.
Putting textures down first is great if you don't know what color combos you are going with.
Lots of textures, I am just waiting for them to dry!! Make sure you check back next week (part 2) so you can see what I do with them next!
Textural Accents : Texture Luxe™ , Texture Gems ™ , Chalk Paint, Glaze, Gel Medium, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Whipped Spackle
Square Journal Boards
Gelatos Tools Set
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers