I added more colour to them, but I just wasn't happy and I couldn't work out why. They got left for a while. In the meantime, I watched journaling videos on youtube and then, one day, I had a bit of a revelation. Here's what clicked into place:
- This is my journal - it's up to me what I put in it. I don't have to show it to anyone if I don't want to. I'm not going to be marked on the finished work.
- Journaling is all about layers. If I don't like a page, I can just cover it with paint and start again. I realised that my pages just didn't have enough on them.
- Pages don't have to have a theme - they can just be about colour, shape, whatever I feel like.
- There are no rules.
I think I am getting the hang of this now (and am loving it again!)
There is a good introduction to what art journaling is here.
I have signed up to an online workshop which is all about creating a directory of papercraft techniques. I am really excited about this as it will encourage me to keep crafting and will lead to a great resource for card making and journaling.