Art Journal: Artists' Book 22

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This final layout in the Collaborative Artists’ Journal features Judy’s response to the “Self Portrait” prompt on the left and an abstract collage on the right.

The background of the left page is more faux journaling, and stamping with a handwriting stamp.

Judy created a pocket, to hold a folder from beautiful, torn, aqua, hand-made paper. She’s accented it with two rows of emerald jewels.

The pocket contains a folder made from black paper and painted with aqua and white inks. It also has bits of faux journaling in white. Inside the folder is a bit of writing and a photo of herself. I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the folder out of respect for her privacy. I didn’t want to do it without her specific permission.

I love that the deep turquoise paper from the previous layout shows through the rectangular holes along the center. That wasn’t intentionally done… but it was serendipitous.

On the right side, (which is the inside of the back cover), I added another sheet of the textured Aqua paper from the previous layout and a strip of the red/black/gold on white faux journaling paper I created.

After adding some faux journaling with a black pen, Judy create a collage from piece of one of my gelli plate prints and rice paper that she enhanced with gold and copper paint.

Left: Judy Wood
Right: Tandika Star and Judy Wood

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing our Collaborative Artists’ Art Journal. When we started this process, we had no idea what we would end up with. I think this book is a combination of three different visions into something that surpassed all of our expectations.

In addition, I hope it has given you some new ideas for your own artistic journey.