“Landscape within me”

the Art Journal Journey April challenge theme of “Landscape within me” got me busy…Encyclopedia art journal

 sloshing paints and gesso on the pages of one of my encyclopedia art journals…

1 & 2 Left hand pgs

remembering to snap a few photos to show some before and after…

1 & 2 Right hand pgs

everything goes better with some gesso, lace and rubber stamping…

right hand page

first time using a white correction pen (thanks to my friend Lisa for that recommendation) it flowed really well and dried quickly…

citra solv tissue transfer

the lady is a citra solv transfer I did on tissue paper and I thought she looked pretty with the broken brooch that I attached with heavy gel medium underneath…

Landscape in me AJJ challenge

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53 responses to ““Landscape within me”

  1. Beautiful!

  2. Hello, my dear Patty,
    those are really pages of love and pages of beauty.I love all the different things you did with them- all the tecniques, the mixture with lace and the gorgeous Citra Solv transfer..I have read about that, but as we don`t have that product here I have not tried! Lovely with the P and J in the heart :-)
    A beautiful inspiration sweet friend,-thankyou and a happy weekend.
    Hugs from me.

  3. Love the beautiful hues on this spread! Amazing pages! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Wow! It’s beautiful Patty! I love your swirly tree! xxx

  5. THe flow of the landscape across the pages is really well done Patty.

  6. It was so good to watch the flow of creativity to make this lovely artwork, it makes the finished art work all the more interesting, I do like it very much with the lace, the stamping, the brooch and all the other clever touches.

  7. Hey sweety, love all the sloshing and gessoing then inking doodling, stamping, such fun, I love the image on tissue, I’ve been dying to get some citra solv to try a few things.. Fabulous pages Miss you are a talented magpie too, thanks for sharing all have a wonderful weekend…

  8. What a wonderful page Patty! And thanks for showing the steps you did it! But the first foto makes me more then curious, I would like to hold your journal in my hands an open it….
    Ciao Beate

  9. How Lovely! Spring and Love are definitely in the air! =)

  10. Beautiful work of art, dear Patty! Thanks for the step by step from the first sloshing to the gorgeous end results using the white correction pen. (I have one but I have yet to squeeze any white fluid out. Don’t know what’s wrong.) Wonderful textural pages.

  11. Tammie Delles

    beautiful work–love it!

  12. Gorgeous rich colours and textures – and I love the image of a woman celebrated within the brooch frame – beautiful!
    Alison x

  13. Patty, it’s really gorgeous. I really appreciate when you remember to take before and after/progression photos. I sometimes forget to do that and am so mad! It really makes a difference.

    I am longing for the time to play with citra solv and transfers. It doesn’t seem to happen.

  14. Oh my Patty. Your pages are beautiful! Loved seeing the work in progress photos. Gorgeous colors, images and textures too. It looks like you had lots of fun:).

  15. Loving it! Esp the tree with your initials “carved” into it. So sweet.

  16. oh how I love your heart carved into the tree… enchanting pages… xoxo

  17. Oh my gosh… this colors and this composition!Marvelous! IThis is simply fabulous Patty! and wow -citrasolvetransfer on tissue! how clever…
    have to try transfer on tissue… sounds so fab!never done yet!
    and looks gorgeous.
    Thank you so much Patty… this journal at all seems to be a BIG treasure!

    HAPPY to have you aboard!
    wish you a good weekend with Mr. Magpie!
    xxx
    Susi

  18. The pages are beautiful. I love the colors, textures and the white pen touches.

  19. I found the theme difficult, but your pages are very amazing, love the color combination too.
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment:-) I wish you a wonderful weekend too. Here it is sadly still much too cold for spring season, at the weekend it shall snow again here in Bavaria. :-(
    xox Anja

  20. That’s a beautiful page spread you’ve created. The blues are fantastic, and love the way that little bird stands out. Blessings!

  21. Your pages are so beautiful Patty! I love the Citra Solv transfer image – a very moving touch! Oh; I just ordered the White Out pen :) Thank you for the link! xxoo

  22. The more I look at each page, the more attention to detail I notice…you’ve put a lot of inspiration and work into this landscape ~ obviously, it’s come from within your beautiful soul! xoxo
    Karen

  23. Gorgeous pages Patty!!! I love how you did the tree. Just beautiful! I also like how you did the transfer. Fabulous!!! ~Sophia

  24. Carmen Dyson

    I like it. You don’t have to say a word in your journal. The art says it all.

  25. Sooooooo pretty. Love the “in process” photos…. that always really helps…. love seeing that…. Have a great weekend!

  26. Hi Patty,
    thanks for visiting my blog. I love the colours in this and the way all the elements came together. That transfer is lovely. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything like citra-solv to try it out.

  27. Wow, your journal pages are so lovely and beautiful, dear Patty.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  28. ah love the romantic in you patty…love that little tree heart :) beautiful soft pages and the white pen looks wonderful….

  29. Oh my, this is sooo beautiful. Love all the details…the colors the textures the tree and the awesome image transfer. I’ve tried the correction pen too but this stupid thing always makes drops in between the writing :(

  30. Wow, gorgeous pages, Patty. I just love the colors you’ve used, all the textures and details….everything…but especially how you did the tree.

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs,
    Gaby

  31. Simply gorgeous!!!! I don`t know what to say. Your new artwork is really delightful, dear Patty! I hope you have spent a good Easter and I wish you a nice weekend, my friend.
    Hugs MARTINA

  32. Hi Patty thank you for the nice comment on my blog, your page is beautiful, love the collors, and the tree.xxxSara

  33. Astonishing!
    Absolutely bowled over by that image transfer and the additon of the brooch – oh how to make an image extra, extra special and the sweetest of touches, the initials in the heart carved into the tree.
    Full of beautiful touches.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  34. Das ist eine wunderschöne Journal Page. Danke, dass Du uns die Entstehung in Bildern so gut gezeigt hast.

  35. Absolutely stunning dear Patty… WOW… love this art journal spread… gorgeous with the correction pen… and such a sweet transfer… the colors are beautiful too…

    Jenny ♥

  36. Dear Patty, your pages are so full of beautiful details and are so inspiring. I wish I had any talent at mixed media art, but I guess we all have our strengths and the wonderfulness of the Internet is that we get to share and know them all.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  37. I love the details and color pallet. Beautiful!

  38. I love it! And, the heart with initials…perfect! Hope you are well and all is good! Take care! :D

  39. Oh Patty stunning work here I love the touch of lace near the broach it all just flows beautifully Dxx

  40. absolutly fantastic Page!!!

  41. oh this is awesome Patty! I love your fabric pieces below too!!!

  42. Hi Patty,
    “Wow,” says it all, luv your latest project !!!
    Barb

  43. I adore your swirly tree and the textured background of these pages! Beautiful!

  44. HMMM!! I wonder what those initials stand for and the story behind it (grin). Wonderful pages. That citra solve transfer is to die for!!

  45. wow this is just gorgeous!!

  46. this is incredibly beautiful Patty and has such a loving, spiritual quality to it! The love sign in the pretty tree make one feel nostalgic. Those initials must be yours and Mr. Magpies :)

  47. Beautiful page, love the colours and how you did the tree, and of course, the heart! No sign of spring here, but ‘they’ keep telling us it will be here at the weekend! Valerie

  48. Wonderful page!

  49. Just catching up after a hectic week and I love these pages.

  50. WOW your pages really drag me in…I love the transfer alot and the doodling around her and the big “love-tree” is a pleasure too :) ♥ Conny over AJJ
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

  51. I LOVe everything about these pages Patty.
    Your blues are wonderful embellished with the white correction pen – thanks for that tip as I’ve always found my white gel pens don’t flow as I would like them to (thank you Lisa too)!
    The tree is totally awesome with all it’s curling branches reaching out to hug you!
    I’m inspired to get back to my art journal too!
    Shane ♥

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