I created this art journal
layout on Valentine's Day, so it has a romantic theme... that of our wedding and the journey that it's lead us.
I cut some watercolor paper
into two 5.75" x 8" pieces and taped them to my craft sheet with masking tape. I put down lots of tape and lace layers topping them with surface prep white gesso... then a layer of heavy gesso using a Crafters Workshop 12" x 12" stencil... Julie Balzer's Circle Explosion. With a Prima mask, I added Black Soot Distress Ink.
Now I put on whatever I
could find laying on my desk or beside it... like this piece of black #8 pearl cotton left over from a towel my granddaughter and I worked on last weekend... a scrap of chain, some buttons, half a French Lace paper doily, Prima Mechanicals, and scraps of Prima resist canvas plus their border strips. I tore a Prima canvas flower in half and glued on the two sections, pinning on a tiny Spare Parts safety pin from Hobby Lobby. I backed our photo with a torn piece of Prima's Music Notes resist canvas. Did lots of stapling to hold things together.
For the ink sprays I
choose Lindy's Flat Fabios in T-Bird Turquoise and Pink Ladies Pink along with their Starbursts in Clam Bake Beige and Fuzzy Navel Peach. When all was dry, I did some highlighting with black charcoal, cut the pages apart and glued them into my art journal.
And they lived happily ever after!
I'm linking up at:
Balzer Designs - Art Journal Every Day
Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday.
Thanks for stopping by!