Paint and stencils are my go-to supplies for art journaling, along with stamps. Today I pulled out some older supplies from my stash and included them in a 2-page spread. I used Dylusions and Jet Black Archival Ink.
I applied many layers of paint and stenciling and left a little bit of white showing in places. This is one of those pages that developed over a long time rather than in one sitting. I pulled an old transparency from my stash (7 Gypsies brand) and the little ‘trust' ticket is one Tim Holtz created, many moons ago.
I have a ton of sentiment stamps, and I enjoyed using several of them on this spread. My favorite is the “Don't believe everything you think” stamp. This is one of my larger journals, and each page measures 9X12 so it's a pretty large spread.
The transparency was a little tricky. At first I stamped on top of it, but it smudged. I was able to quickly wipe the ink off with a baby wipe. I ended up stamping direcly onto the painted page, and putting the transparency on top. It's attached with a stapler.
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