Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Hi Everyone!

Last week I gave a sneak peek into my new Moleskine journal and I've a few more pages to share with you today.  But first take a look at some pre-prepped pages I made at the end of the journal.  

 See that half moon shape on the right?  Using a glue runner, I stuck two pages together on the short edges of the book, then punched the half moon shape with my circle punch. This handy dandy little pouch stores my watercolor pencil palettes.

What you ask is a watercolor pencil palette?

Inktense watercolor pencil palette
 It's a palette that holds watercolor pencil blobs!  It's made by heavily rubbing watercolor pencils in a crosshatched pattern on watercolor paper (300 gram), building up layers of color. 
Neocolor watercolor crayons
 You can learn all about this by visiting Jenny's Blog and watching her Youtube video here.  

Ready for journal entry or sketching
  Here's another pre-prepped page (s) ready for a journal entry or a sketch or painting. I stenciled the edges and used watercolor pencils to fill in some of the design and not being happy with the pages, I used gesso to cover them over and leave a hint of color in the background. 

Some days I'm stumped for ideas and other days they just flow out of my hand easily, this particular day while eating lunch the design just jumped out at me! 

 I had pre-prepped these two pages with a bit of Dylusion spray inks and alphabet stamp and thought it would make a great background for my plate drawing. 

I painted the second plate the following day and journaled about my mother  because she was the inspiration behind this plate collection.  

This just goes to show the simplest every day items can inspire our creativity. Look around today and see what inspires you! 

Bee Creative,


LINKING TO: Jennibellie Studio ; Paint Party Friday; Art Journal Every Day


Mary C. Nasser said...

Thank you for sharing your process...and palettes, Suzy!
You pages are great!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Valerie-Jael said...

You put a lot of your sunshine into your pages! Valerie

Tammie Dickerson said...

So interesting about the paper watercolor palette! Love the journal entries - so colorful!

Faye said...

Suzy, what a wonderful post! Not only do I get to see your beautiful art, I have learned what to do with my watercolor pencils and Neocolor crayons! thanks.

Kim said...

LOVE this peeks inside your journal, the colors on the first spread are gorgeous!! HPPF!

Linda said...

Love this idea for creating paper palettes-thanks so much! I'm going to make me some:)Your journal pages have so much wonderful color and that dish is wonderful too.Happy PPF!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous journal ideas...love the pre-prepped border on your page, it's begging to be written in. Happy PPF xox

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love all the pages, but those plate drawing pages are really amazing... I even scrolled up and looked at them a second time... fabulous line and colour work... especially on the first one... love that piece...xx

Anne Payne said...

Did we come out of the same womb?! Honestly, you got ALL the really good creativity genes. I wish we lived closer because I would come over all the time for lessons. Hopeless lessons, but lessons nonetheless. xoxo