Watercolor Art Journaling

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When the kids got of school this year, believe it or not our summer vacay started the last week of May, I made a conscious effort to not "plan" our days away.

One of the things I wanted us to all to do together was art journal. It's a spin off of an idea Ali Edwards shared and I loved the idea. I chose a watercolor art journal, I like to go with themes, the girls chose a more random approach...mostly drawing.  I see it as a way of sneaking in some time with my girls where some nice conversation will develop as we just sit there together creating. Sneaky Mommy, right?

We happened to be in WalMart one day and headed to the craft aisles to find our journal, which happened to be in the $5.00 range. After doing some watercolor on my pages, I'm thinking the journals we chose are more for drawing and "dry" art journaling. My watercoloring is causing my pages to wrinkle, but I'm fine with that. Just wanted you to know that you may wish to choose paper specifically for the medium you are choosing to do.

THE PAGES
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I used a stencil to achieve this design.

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After drawing circles on my page, I used a thin line gel pen to doodle.

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I doodled a design and then filled in then watercolored inside the lines.

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My interpretation of a beach.

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Before

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During

I still have two thirds of the book and the girls still have a month of summer vacation left and I can't wait to see how this little watercolor art journal will fill up. I've also shared a few photos on my Instagram accounts here and here, if you've never had a chance to visit with me there.

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