Collage

500 Faces

500 faces cut from Le Petit Larousse Illustré dictionary pages to be used for ATC’s and other mixed media and collage art.

500 Faces: Collage Elements - Junquemail Contessa

500 Faces: Collage Elements – Junquemail Contessa

500 Faces in Altoids Tin: Junquemail Contessa

500 Faces in Altoids Tin: Junquemail Contessa

Taken from this French dictionary I found in a used book store’s discard bin. There are tons of amazing images left to use.

500 Faces: French Dictionary - Junquemail Contessa

500 Faces: French Dictionary – Junquemail Contessa

Final Entry: Contessa Art & Junque Journal

What do you say when you are done with an art journal?  Did you “retire” it?  Lay it to rest?  Send it off on a new adventure? Is it closed for business?  I’m struggling to find the right words right now.

When adding the last few pages I made to the inside of it, I realized it couldn’t hold anymore.

I have finished a few art journals…but this one was my first handmade one.

This is the one that I really dove…head first…into journaling with.  I tried new art journaling techniques (not all of them successful) and used a lot of supplies (again, not all with pretty results) for the first time in it.

I shared in it my happy moments and the most heartbreaking and darkest moment I ever had…the loss of my brother.

I am truly grateful for art journaling.  It got me through it a lot.  Letting me express myself, be myself…no holds barred.  It took me when I was ecstatic, overwhelmed, afraid, comfortable, sick, frustrated and content.  It took me at times when no one else would.

So, this time finishing a journal is a bit different for me.  Give me a moment….

xoxo

Contessa Art and Junque Journal

Contessa Art and Junque Journal