Here's a page I made with lots of my favorite mediums… inks, paints, gesso, embossing paste, and a few stencils that had gone astray years ago. I've been organizing so I can have all my new StencilGirl stencils easily at hand and it sure has been fun using these oldies but goodies along the way. I'm so excited to be on MaryBeth Shaw's new StencilGirl team… I posted about it a few days ago here.
This page started out with leftovers from when I was experimenting with the Darkroom Door Pressed Flowers Collage stamp for this project. I always keep the cast-offs (ones I wouldn't use because the stamped impression wasn't a good one, or it was crooked, etc.) to use in building up an art journal page. It's buried a bit but there's a tag with the flowers to the right of the stenciled gal, and a few other parts of tags directly under her.
That rich border across the top and bottom has been waiting for its purpose since January. It's a stencil designed by Jessica Sporn, and I used it in a blog hop back in February. I was playing around with it in January, seeing how I'd like to use it, and I applied Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste through it on the top and bottom of this page. (The finished project for that assignment is here… you'll see I chose an entirely different border after all for that project, but I was still glad to have this one ready to go in my journal.) I love that Jessica's Borders stencil gave me so many different options.
Do you journal this way? Where you have pages in the works for months without knowing what they'll end up becoming? I know some people like to work in one book at a time, in page order, and that's just fine. Whatever works for you! I've got seven journals going right now and one is 95% finished but the rest have loads of ‘in the works' projects. Curious how you do it…
Thanks for the visit!