Thursday, June 13, 2013


Another weather change
here. Much cooler and more rain. Yesterday we spent the evening watching the sky for tornados that didn't form, thankfully.
I haven't been able to
photograph any of my projects, as we only had sun two days... one some of our grandkids were here and we just had to play. The second we drove up to Brecksville. There is a Target with a full line grocery and I just had to get some of the multi grain bread from their bakery that we buy when we stay at the condo in Virginia (yeah, crazy I know... a long trip for two loaves of bread). Well, anyway... even with the rain today, I went ahead and took a couple photos of a journal page I did the first of the week...

I have been neglecting
my art journaling and felt I needed to do some creating with gesso and inks.

I brushed on a coat of Liquitex
surface prep gesso, then laid  Prima's Sunrise Sunset checkerboard stencil down while it was still wet. I dabbed on just a bit more gesso and lifted it... great effect. Dried it with my heat tool (hair dryer actually... still haven't gotten my replacement from Ranger... going on two months, I believe). Dabbed on some Vintage Photo Distress Stain, spritzed with water and let it run all down the page. Sponged on Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Stamped with a Bitty Grunge stamp and Brushed Corduroy DI. Put on some tissue tape and cheesecloth. Layered on 7 Gypsies paper scraps inked with Brushed Corduroy... stamped the top one with a stamp from Stuff To Say (both stamp sets are by Stampers Anonymous). I cut an arrow from kraft cardstock using Alterations Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow set. Sponged on BCDI and topped it with an Idea-ology game spinner and brad. Put more brads on the paper corners and glued on a Prima Junkyard Finding zipper that says "create".

I love the look of the
cheesecloth and the gesso squares underneath. The Penmaker wants me to make something similar on canvas, so I guess I'll give that a try some time soon. Right now I'm working on a mini album made with the transparencies that Ros sent me. It's not as easy as it looked when Stephanie Miller did it. I couldn't get the sheets to line up quite right... hope this turns out!
Have a great day, friends!

I'm linking up at:
 Balzer Designs - Art Journal Every Day
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Linda!! I love the layers and design!! The cheesecloth is an awesome touch!! Have a wonderful evening :)

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yyam said...

Fabulous textures on your journal page! Enjoy the cool weather!

Ros Crawford said...

Love the textures here ... Brilliant page! I am home from Lincoln and it's cold and so wet!!

Unknown said...

It looks perfect to me. I am loving your page.. I wish we would get just a little bit of rain. It's been so long since I have seen rain I almost forget what it looks like. :)


Unknown said...

Love your page Linda! It inspires me to get my journal out. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Davi said...

Rain here in the desert is a treasure and we sure could use some about now! I love the journal page beautiful with all the texture and layers :)

June Houck said...

I am glad you got to play in your journal! I hope you weathered the storm okay; it was powerful but very brief for us.

I hope you get your new heat tool soon!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Really amazing page Linda!

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