Sunday, February 16, 2014

Journey Art Journal Page

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!


Michelle said...

So feminine and pretty! Lovely!

Unknown said...

Fabulous looking page Linda, love the gorgeous vintage colours and pretty details!
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Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful!! I really love your art

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous, Linda! Your wedding photo is SO beautiful! Really love the textured background and the blending of spritzed colors. But most of all, I love the random bits of scraps and leftovers you pulled together here. Makes this so unique and so eye catching!

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