Hi everyone, I have the front of my Art Journal to show you today. I have been taking part in a group on Facebook called Journal 52. Each week we get a prompt and make an art journal page using that prompt as inspiration. I have been thinking about art journaling for a wee while now and this kind of gave me a shove in the right direction. I have 4 pages inside this binder which I may or may not share over the next few weeks.
I glued the chipboard and letters onto the binder cover, added a layer of creased tissue paper and then applied gesso once it was all dry. I painted the whole thing with vintage photo distress paint and then scraped some broken china distress paint over the chipboard and letters using a sponge. I then applied gilding wax to the raised parts to define them again. The steampunk lady was decorated using Distress paint and embossing enamel and powder.
Gina’s Designs : Steampunk Lady, Gears, String alongs -Steampunk
Martha Stewart Paper clay
Vintage Taupe and Shabby Blue embossing enamel
Verdigris WOW embossing powder
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude this week we have an Anything Goes Theme. The cogs frame comes from our sponsor Delicious Doodles this week and I added a few real ones that I had got a while back. I then used a new Papermania Capsule Collection DVD to print off the Urban digital stamps. I cut the butterfly one with the Spelbinders Sprightly Sprockets die that my kids got me for Mothers Day. The ATC is egg-shaped because it is for a swap I am taking part in over at Swap Bot that calls for this shape 🙂
I’ve been having another play with my Tinkering with Steampunk CD from My Craft Studio and I have made a book with my Bind it All to hold my Zentangle Pattern steps. I painted some thick card (the packaging my Martha Stewart board came in) with black acrylic paint, once that was dry I added gold paint with a fairly dry brush to give it the antique look. I printed off some paper from the CD and made up the rosette with it and the tag is also from the CD.
Next I made a valentines card for hubby (its ok he doesn’t read my blog) This was pretty much a print – cut out and stick, all I added was some Kraft card and some tickets made using the Kanban stamps.
Some time ago now I made myself a wall hanging for my craft space, a friend saw it last month and asked if I would make one for her daughter. I finally got around to making it today with a new CD that landed on my doorstep this morning, it is from My Craft Studio and it is called Tinkering with Steampunk. I love it, the images and papers are just SO cool. I made this 3d frame from it:
I made the rose with Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die using one of the backgrounds from the CD which I inked and then spritzed with glimmer mist.
The tag and frame are from the CD and I added the quote, then glued some watch parts onto the image.
Really simple to create but I am SO pleased with the results that I may even make myself a new one, I can see me using this disc quite a bit in the near future.
I am going to enter it into the Craft your Passion, One Stop Craft Challenge and ABC Challenge as they all have a theme of Anything Goes