My second article as an Unruly columnist is posted today at Unruly Paper Arts (UPA) blogozine. My column is entitled Musings of a 2amscrapper. Today my musings are all about journaling. If you have an interest in what I have to say, please head over HERE.
Having a great interest in art journaling, I decided one of my art goals for 2012 would be to actually try my hand at this. In my last post, I showed you my first pages. Here is my second attempt which I used as an example in my UPA article:
I started with card stock (6-3/4" high by 10.5" wide) to which I glued on a piece of patterned circus paper in beige tones. I believe this paper is from Rusty Pickle (I've had it quite a while). I added the reverse side of stripes in a couple of places. I also found in my stash some Rusty Pickle Big Top stickers so I used one: A Great Balancing Act. I used several colors of Ranger Distress inks to color this background. I painted on white gesso and USArtQuest Vintage MicaColor watercolor paint in Sepia Veil.
Since I used punchinella on my first pages, this time for my stenciling I used some mesh drywall tape (from my dh's workshop). I love the effect of the little squares.
Direct stamping at the top with Wendy Vecchi's scroll (from Studio 490 Art by Number set). On the bottom, I stamped Tim Holtz' city stamp (Rock Star set) onto tissue paper and then glued and pounced the tissue into the page. This is a new technique for me that was well worth the try.
Of course I had to do some fussy cutting. The image on the left side is from Gecko Galz (Circus ephemera set). The smaller image on the right is from Graphic 45 (Le Cirque collection). Both are outlined with a broad tip black pen before glued down on the tightrope lines drawn in with a fine tip black pen.
My journaling words are computer generated. I used several Ranger Distress inks on the paper, using the traditional blending as well as pouncing direct to paper with the ink pad to create a pattern prior to cutting out the word strips.
I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Since I used a Gecko Galz image, I'm entering this in the Vintage Image Challenge due September 29 in the Gecko Galz Ephemera Emporium PapercraftingYahoo Group
Case Study #102: Your Signature Style (vintage style in the form of fussy cutting my two fave paper lines: Gecko Galz and Graphic 45-- along with some distress inks and stamping)
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes
(Stampers Anonymous stamps by Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz)
Simon Says Stamp and Show: What do you say? I say, Sometimes I feel like I'm walking a tightrope.
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