Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Journal 52 Week 3 You Make Me Smile

I didn't get around to working on my art journal until late in the week. I wasn't finished when Week 4's prompt came out! Week 3's prompt you can see here.

When I hear the word smile I tend to immediately picture a yellow smiley face so I chose to color my background yellow using a gelato. I decided for this project I would use pictures of what makes me smile. I got the idea that I wanted to use small photos and put them in the form of the letter "S" for "smile" and I wanted to make it look like photo film. I'm not sure if that's what people see when they look at this but that was my intention. I also turned my journal sideways to make this "S". I used my Epson Personal Photo printer to print the pictures in a "mini-wallet" size. I positioned them where I wanted then used modge podge to glue them to the journal. I used my Faber-Castell black big brush pen to go around the photos. I also used the Faber-Castell Big Brush Pens to write my title. I used my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens for the other writing. I wrote in various places other things that make me sunsets, rainbows, deer, etc. I also included a couple of scriptures. Then I wrote a little on the second page.
Here is a close up of the first page.
Close up of the second page.

Thank you for taking time to look! Have a good one!


  1. It turned out wonderful! I love the bright yellow and the photos! I had just uploaded my week #3 to Journal52 when #4 popped up so I went ahead and got that one done on the weekend too.

    1. Thank you Sandy! It didn't quite turn out the way I had envisioned it in my head but I'm ok with it. Now to get on 4!