art journals

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“Good. Keep your secrets. You’re too young and beautiful not to have secrets.”

Art journal pages with my favourite quotes from my favourite fanfiction Young & Beautiful by Velvetoscar (mizzwilde on tumblr). It’s one of the most beautiful things I have ever read.

Louis, to his horror, attends an elitist university in which the name Zayn Malik means something, Niall Horan doesn’t stop talking, there are pianos everywhere, and Harry Styles, only son of a drug-addled, clinically insane ex-rocker, has a perfect smile and empty eyes.

Art journal inspiration/ideas part 3

1. Draw on the hand with paint then press the hand onto the page

2. Shapes you see in the clouds

3. Summer nights

4. Rooftops, sunsets, friends

5. Candels, fire, burning, feelings asociated with it

6. Old buildings, churches, temples

7. Conversations at 3am

8. Reflection of traffic lights in the puddles of rain/ on the water drops on the windows

9. Write poems about people you see on the streets, in caffee shops or libraries

10. Overheard conversations

11. Copy things written/drawn on school benches

12. Neon lights

13. Take a book, open at random and choose a sentence and write or draw based of off it

14. Brainstorming

15. Make secret pockets in your journal

Part one, part two

The Final Ten (this is not my work, but I don’t know who did it. Please let me know the artist if you know!) These guys are our only hope? Oh, boy…

I was always alone, but not really alone?
See I was constantly trapped in this make believe character I created to hide my true feelings. Afraid of how the world saw me. So I shut them out. Every since one of them. I was two faced or whatever they call people that are not real. Every laugh was a cry I shared that night,every smile was a memory of hearing the people you love bicker with no ending. It never lasted, my happiness to say. Only for periods of time would I not feel this emptiness that would fill in my stomach telling me you don’t belong, your different, stop faking yourself you bitch! I was alone. This kind of loneliness is hard to explain, it’s the feeling your fooling everyone and even yourself to what you feel you need to be. I tell myself it will get better! or I don’t care what people think. I’m wrong! I cared, in fact I cared to much. So much I pushed the people that needed to stay in my life away. Cause I was scared..of what? Being alone? Society? I never knew.
—  //The Girl Made of Chocolate
100 Art Journal Materials.

1) Pressed flowers
2) Coloured Sand
3) Thin buttons
4) Embroidery thread
5) Second hand postcards
6) magazine clippings
7) Patches for mending clothes
8) Denim from old jeans
9) Pages of old books
10) Pressed insects
11) Newspaper articles
12) Calligraphy inks (more vibrant and transparent than water-color)
13) Paper bags
14) Envelops
15) Washi tape
16) Spray paint
17) Scrapbook paper
18) House paint (paint stores give away mistinted paint for extremely low prices, can confirm: I work at a paint store and get free paint every day.)
19) Colour chips (get these while you’re at the paint store :p)
20) Tin foil
21) Candle wax
22) Nail polish (if you pour it on the page and let it dry its beautifully shiny and textured. I use it to make eyes that glisten).
23) Oil pastels
24) Locks of your hair
25) Perfume samples
26) Resaraunt coasters
27) Gold leaf pen ( found at art stores)
28) Chalk
29) Black coffee
30) Postage stamps
31) Junk mail
32) Leaves
33) Dead butterflies and moths
34) Food lables
35) Coffee sleeves
36) Ribbon
37) Unused pages from previous journals/ notebooks.
38) Duct tape, patterned or otherwise.
39) Watercolor
40) Sharpie
41) Makeup (lipstick especially)
42) Lino Stamps (art stores sell ones you can carve yourself.)
43) Door numbers and letters (home depot has a whole wall of them).
44) Lables from a lable maker
45) Ticket stubs
46) Receipts
47) Resaraunt menus
48) Other people’s drawings
49) Baggage tags
50) Recipe cards
51) Pencil crayon
52) Regular crayon
53) Acrylic paint
54) Pressed mushrooms
55) Little plastic bags
56) Felt pen
57) Charcoal
58) Straw and dried grasses
59) Old school notes and assignments
60) Printed photographs
61) Business cards
62) Parcel packaging
63) Yarn or wool
64) Book marks
65) Stickers from Starbucks coffee bags (you can ask for these without buying the coffee)
66) Tea and tea bags
67) Spider webs
68) Snake skin (pet stores)
69) Scraps of fabric
70) Pet fur
71) Hair dye
72) Berry juice
73) Wood stain
74) Sawdust
75) Masking tape
76) Glitter
77) Notes from family members and loved ones
78) Beer and wine lables
79) Cellophane
80) Cardstock
81) Birthday cards
82) Oragami paper
83) Shoe laces
84) Dictionary entries
85) Plasticine
86) Melted Crayons
87) Chalk board paint and sidewalk chalk
88) Metallic foil
89) Coin rubbings
90) Wallpaper
91) Thin tile
92) Spray on velvet
93) Cue cards
94) Name tags
95) Invitations
96) Squished bottle caps
97) Paper doilies
98) Stencils
99) Dried herbs
100) The inside of correlated cardboard.

“Why does everything have to be understandable? Why can’t some things be unacceptable, and we just say that?” - BBC Sherlock