Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I finally decided to join in on the Art Journaling everyone is doing these days.  A couple of weeks ago I bought Dyan Reaverley's Dylusions Creative  Journal.
 I watch Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and Shari Carroll from http://simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/shari-carroll-june-installment-of-art.html                                                                                                       do these awesome journaling pages and always wanted to try one.
Tonight I got up the courage to attempt my first art journaling.
I first took Mod Podge and covered my pages with Tim Holtz tissue paper. Once that was dry I started applying TH Distress Inks. I used Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Peacock Feathers.
I used some stencils and some modeling paste in different areas. I cut out the dress form out of chipboard and made a stencil. I also used modeling paste for this. To dress her up, I added some burlap fringe for a skirt with a pearl brad for a belt. Some flat back pearls for a necklace and two metal flowers with flat back pearls in the center for her bra. I used some chipboard wings and covered them with rub n buff and stamped a pattern onto them.
I then used some TH and Dylusions stamps and began stamping randomly.
I'm pretty happy with how my first attempt at art journaling turned out, and I definitely will be doing more. What do you think, I love your comments!