Soar close up
I participated again at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal. As you can see, it's a very busy page. Lots of craziness going on in my head lately (including this silly sinus cold!). I let it out in layers in my journals. You can see my new Prima swirl stamps, as well as borders and embellishments from K&Company.
Here is the full two page spread:
If you look at the closeup you will see swirls in the gesso as my first layer, with mulitple layers of paint, ink and stamping on top. I also have some (old) scrapbook paper and tape thrown in there. The script printed tape is from 7 Gypsies, a scrapbook company that I have loved for years and years. This paper tape is pretty new though.
Moving along with my BPJ (Black page journal), here is another Paris themed spread. I've been working on this for awhile. Yes, I work on mulitple pages at once, which is why some of them take weeks to complete. I currently have 9 pages/spreads in various stages of completion.
That wonderful coffee/tea cup stamp is from a vintage Club Scrap kit, stamped in Gesso. Lately I've been mixing up what I'm using to stamp with, sometimes ink, sometimes paint... many times both on the same page. I love the grunge feel of using paint rather than ink. If I'm stamping in black, I usually using my Memories ink pad, as shown here with the Eiffel Tower. Speaking of the ET, the image on the left is a card that flips over for my journaling, which is hidden in this picture. The tiny pink ET on the ticket is my own carved stamp, I just used a simple eraser from the dollar store, so simple and fun!
I hope everyone had a great Monday! Yes, I am very lucky to have a man like Simon. I think he doesn't mind so much because it's not very often that I drag him to an arts and crafts store. He can also watch how much I spend. ;)
Much LOVE xoxo