Contessa Art and Junque Journal

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….


Contessa Art and Junque Journal

Contessa Art and Junque Journal


CAJJ Pages 60-61: Cereal and That’s Not How It Works

I found two pages where I had started the background and finished them up tonight.  Love and light, friends.  Make it a creative weekend.

Contessa Art And Junque Journal - Cereal

Contessa Art And Junque Journal – Cereal

Contessa Art And Junque Journal - That's Not How It Works

Contessa Art And Junque Journal – That’s Not How It Works

Contessa Art and Junque Journal Page 59: The House

Quote by Gaston Bachelard.

Products Used:  Unity Stamp Company Stamps, Dictionary Page, Gesso, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pentel Oil Pastels, Pumice Gel, Iced Enamels Relique Glitz Silver.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Peace, friends…xoxo.Contessa Art and Junque Journal - The House

CAJJ Page 58: Hello, Are You There?

Image courtesy Moonlight Magic Studio.

1st Layer: Gesso,  2nd: Dictionary Page.  3rd: Pieces of crumpled tissue paper around the edges.  4th: Silver metallic craft paint.  5th:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Different Blues) 6th: Unity Stamp Company background stamp.  7th: More Glimmer Mist around the edges of the stamps.  8th: Glimmer Mist (Cork) splotches.  9th:  German Glass Glitter in the brown colored splotches.  Finally:  The collage image and text written on tissue paper, which is then adhered to the page using Mod Podge.

Contessa Art and Junque Journal - Hello, Are You There?