Art journaling doesn’t have to just happen in an art journal. It can happen on say…a picnic table. It’s the same type of play, just on a bigger scale and I still consider it art journaling.
It all started with the yellow picnic table. Notice the spray paint over spray on there? That was an Oops – an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. It went from being all pretty yellow to having a dirty looking top.
I like to paint and art journal while sitting at the table. While stuck on a canvas, I began to fixate on that spray paint stain on the table. One thing led to another, and then I was just messing around on the table with paint.
Circles covered the top in no time at all! But I wanted more layers. This really is just like art journaling just not in an art journal.
What paints am I using? A combination of little tubs of sample paints from Home Depot and my regular acrylics. When I was all finished, I sealed it all with a UV sealer and protector from the hardware store.
If you’ve seen much of my play, you probably knew there would be some scribble writing. I went around the circles with high flow paint in a fine liner. I am very impressed with how it has help up to the outdoors!
The seats needed some color too. Can’t leave them out! I stenciled my Jumbo Vintage Alphabets A-P and Q to Z randomly around.
Thanks to the Oops that marred my yellow table, I ended up with a far more colorful table to enjoy the outdoors. I love a good Oops!
what a FUN table!
Carolyn, I pretty much love everything you do, but that table is FABULOUS!
Absolutely love it!!!
that will look soooo cool on Google earth!
SO so cool! Wished I had your brain!
Well, this is just DA BOMB!!!!!
… and I just noticed that wall in the background… Yowza!!!!
Totally cool. Your space, house, yard, studio is a place I would love to be.
Inspirational Playtime ….. love it.
Cutest Picnic table ever!! Your whole patio is fabulous.
AWESOME! I guess your muse and mine are texting each other later as I have about 4 little end tables and stools on my deck all washed and some sanded (there was some pretty ecky undefinable stuff on these throw-a-ways). and now they are ready for my …you guessed it….
art journalism pieces and some I am going experiment using my Tim Holtz Crazy Bird Stamps on…
yup my wooden birdhouses I found.
As soon as I can find a camera that will take good videos like yous (a Sony right? ) I will be off and running and taping.
Thanks again, my colorful friend and keeping it colorful even with white spaces or not.
hugs, Dana 🙂
just super delightful!!! joyous.
I have been looking for some unique ideas for decorating picnic tables & yours is Lovely! Thank you for sharing it!! <3