I had a lot of fun making this page. I'd seen the current Frilly & Funkie challenge which is a travel theme with a window, and I knew I'd love to use my Darkroom Door Window Frame stamp. I pulled out a map as my background, glued it into my journal, and gave it a wash with a mix of acrylic paint and glazing liquid.
I stamped my window frame on tan tissue paper, intending to adhere it with gel medium, but it seemed like it might melt into that background a bit more than I'd like, so I stamped it again on clear packaging.
That's more what I had in mind. And then I remembered reading on France's blog a few days ago about a Stampotique challenge to use something transparent. Seems meant to be. I'll save that tissue-stamped window for another day.
The signpost is a Stampers Anonymous stamp. I stamped it, cut it out, and colored it with Distress Stains and a waterbrush. Then I added in a whole bunch of Bucket List places.
I didn't get a good impression when I stamped that long travel border stamp (Aladine) so I took some of the extra acrylic glaze, painted a tag, and stamped what I needed again on top of it.
I cut out the word travel and adhered it to my page.
The word Journey comes from Tim Holtz's Remnant Rubs. I thought it went really well with the map background and the word “Travel” on the border stamp. The other word, Wander, was cut using the Sizzix Alphabetical die and my Vagabond machine.
I had an extra Sizzix Pediment on my table from another project, and it fits perfectly on top of my window. I just painted it black and adhered with redline tape. After some stenciling with Jet Black archival ink, I called it done.
Feel free to check out my variety of online classes focused on mixed media art, email marketing, and social media marketing.
Keep in Touch