This week we did a simple journal page that came out looking quite elaborate.
At this point in our journaling, the girls do not need much guidance on how to do a background. They know their options (collage, gesso, sponge painting, watercolor, etc.) Today they chose to paint over doilies and to try out some sponge rollers that were given to us by a friend.
Paint, brushes, painter's tape, natural sponges, roller sponge, hair dryers, alphabet stamps, ink pad, pencil or markers.
I wanted to introduce the concept that this is not an "about me" page. It is not like our butterfly page where we listed our character traits. It is what is important in our life at this moment. This could totally change in 3 months or 6 months. This is the kind of page that would be interesting to do a few times a year to give a record of how each child is changing and growing. It would be fun to flip back someday and remember a favorite movie or book from years ago.
This page would not have happened without the help of friends. The paint and rollers we used were given to me by a good friend. The alphabet stamps were borrowed by another good friend. It is almost impossible to have all the supplies you could use for art journaling. I would love to have alphabet stamps but they are pricey and we would not use them often enough to justify the investment. I love that this page was truly a collaborative effort!