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. I decided to paint some dictionary pages and stamp directly onto them, then punch out each one for a page accent.
I received the new Tim Holtz Mini Filmstrip die from Eclectic Paperie last week and I’ve already used it on three different projects! I like the way it grounds these pages. I used my Xyron 900 to adhere all the circles and the film strip with repositionable adhesive (a good choice because I decided to move the large circles to be partially under instead of over the filmstrip.)
Next I went to town with stencils. Kim has a lot of new ones in the eclectic Paperie shop (don’t say I didn’t warn you!) 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. That’s it for me today. Linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show and Creative Every Day.
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