Monday, 10 September 2012

Art Journal Challenge

Well... not as such as I don't do journals but similar ! I am taking advantage of the Craft Barn latest challenge to beautify an on going project of mine. I am building up pages for a book to contain all my samples, test pieces etc.. Each page has pocket(s) at the back, leaving me free to decorate the front as I wish, although I am careful not to build thick layers.
There wasn't a master plan here but I intended to use some masks and sprays and selected stamps according to how much use I had from them, i.e cracked open those that hadn't been used for a while !

I have used stamps from Crafty Individuals and Katzelkraft, using my darkest ink (Ranger's Archival) for the main image. The border on the left is texture paste through a DIY stencil.
I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise as it didn't matter if the result was awful, since the book is for only for me.
Thanks for coming by,


  1. Are you keeping note on the back ?
    I often forget how I got to the end result lol. A grest reminder page for your techniques :)
    Von ♥

  2. Fantastic page !!! thanks for playing with us !

  3. What a good idea and a great way of making a book. Elizabeth x

  4. J'aime beaucoup ton travail de masks, pochoirs et et textures, le résultat est remaerquable !!! Et tes couleurs sont superbes aussi ! Sans compter que j'adore cette planche de tampons que j'ai aussi... Et bravo enfin pour cette chouette idée, j'ai eu la même mais je n'arrive jamais à réécrire toutes les étapes de mes réas, je les oublie au fur et à mesure ! Coco x

  5. Thank you for your comment on my orintal card, I used the ink duster :)
    Von x♥x