Art Journaling – Pocket with Hidden New Year’s Goals

Art Journaling – Pocket with Hidden New Year’s Goals

make it monday blog hop logo Welcome to Make It Monday. You may have hopped here from Melissa’s site, where Melissa Shanun helps us start the year off right with a motivational page, and using embellishments in a no-fail design.

Speaking of the new year, I hope you are off to a good start! It seems that everyone starts off the new year with new intentions and goals. We all need a place to keep those written down so we can remember what they are! Why not incorporate your list into an art journal page? If you would rather not have them front and center on a page, you can put them on your page in a hidden journaling sort of way!

How would you do that? There are a number of ways to create hidden journaling. For this project, I decided to create a little pocket on a page so that I could slip goals in, either in on a list, or on separate pieces of paper. After all, who says you can only make goals once during the year?

I covered a two page spread with book text, as well as little 2015 calendar segments I printed out on my printer. I then put on a very thin coat of gesso and let that dry. Next I used watercolors to give a wash of color.

Next I added a variety of marks on the background with stamps and other mark making items in my stash. Then a little bit of acrylic paint was added over the top in a few places.

Layers of paper, paint, and ink.
Layers of paper, paint, and ink create interest.

For the envelope, you can create one from papers you have on hand, or just use an envelope or recycle one! I used some vellum and washi tape.

Gold polk-a-dot vellum and washi tape pocket.
Gold polk-a-dot vellum and washi tape pocket.

Add any title work or lettering on your envelope and you are all set to have a special little place to keep your goals and resolutions.

Art Journal page with a pocket to hold goals and resolutions.
Art Journal page with a pocket to hold goals and resolutions.

For those of you with a Cricut, there are all kinds of envelopes available to cut! The newest Close to My Heart cartridge, Artfully Sent, has a variety of envelopes, as it is geared toward the card maker!

Thanks for stopping by today! Next in the Make It Monday blog circle is Alice, showing you how your scrapbooking supplies can help you reach your goals this year. http://scrapbookwonderland.com/scrapbooking-and-goals/

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures,

KS

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