Today some pages in my Art Journal inspired by other Art Journal girls around on the net. All spreads have links to each of my “inspirations”, images and art that makes me wanna try getting messy myself, pages that tickles my fantasy, that makes me wanna paint…

Scratch black (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Scratch page in black and white, with some images from the altered book peeking through. Inspired by Michelle Ward explaining dirty scraping and by her very cool unfinished pages!

Scratch my Heart Out (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Scratch my Heart out – another b/w journal spread. This in is extremely inspired by Julie Prichard’s centerfold spread. Just like Julie I do looove my dear charcoal pens. Smudge smudge!

Time to travel (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Time to travel spread. Still doing stuff on black, trying to finish my tube of black acrylic paint before it dries up. The left page mostly inspired by Teesha Moore and her workshop videos. The doodle inspired by Daisy Yellow’s mandala with Neocolors on black, isn’t it beautiful?

Each page scanned for you and your enjoyment today, take a closer look and be inspired too;

Scratch my heart out page 1 (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Heart illustration photocopied from a medical book, then colored with water soluble crayons, cut out and glued in. Love those mountains peeking through too.

Blood scratch page 2 (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
It has lines. But what to say? Hmm….

Scratch b/w page 1 (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I only did two colors here, but I will experiment with this technique on another page later. Michelle Ward says;

    Pour out some gesso and acrylic colors onto a paper plate. Dip your old credit card or scraping device into several colors and drag across the surface. Be light handed and random. Dip and scrape. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Let dry. Do some more. As your surface gets built up with paint you’ll see some terrific textures emerge.

Yay, scraping!

Scratch bw page 2 (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
My unfinished page… what focal image could do this background justice? Non I think. So maybe just some charcoal pen writing, or drawing – a monster might like it there perhaps…

Crayon doodle page (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Neocolor crayon doodle. I just did it, without thinking to much about what or how – fun! From Daisy Yellow:

    I drew a mandala doodle with neocolors, because the way they pop on black ink is just addictive. Have you tried black gesso yet? Have you tried neocolors on black gesso while sipping a cup of earl grey tea? While avoiding the laundry? What did you skip in order to do art today?

Skipping away!

Watch the universe page (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Watch the universe page. See the top strip of color? It’s cut from my brayer experimenting, also inspired by a Daisy Yellow tutorial.

There is inspiration everywhere. I hope this inspired you to pick up a tool and do some marks?!