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Blossom & Bloom Art Journal Pages
One of my favorite ways to spend the day is playing in my art journal. Since there are no rules in art journaling you can follow your whims. If you don't like what happens you can always paint or gesso over it and start fresh. Often times I'll do a little here and a little there over time, and this is one of those spreads.
These pages started out with a layer of gesso and then I moved on to Distress Paints and Archival Inks. I wanted to use the new Carved Flowers stamps from Darkroom Door, but I wanted to do something different with them as it feels lately I've been using flowers the same old way. After going through my paper stash, I decided to paint some dictionary pages. Next I stamped directly onto them and punched out each one for a page accent.
Repositionable Adhesive Helps!
I used my Xyron 9-Inch Creative Station to adhere all the circles and the film strip with repositionable adhesive. This allows me great freedom to change my mind. Xyron was a good choice today because I decided to move the large circles to be partially under instead of over the filmstrip.
Next I went to town with stencils. This shot shows the chicken wire stencil which I used with thick gesso as one of the first few layers applied.
I repeated the use of that stencil in two other sections, following the rule of thirds.
I used the Darkroom Door Regal Frame stamp as a place for my page title, which I spelled out with old alphabet stickers.
Online Mixed Media Class
If you'd like to see more of my journaling, check out my online class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! The class is called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: