Hi Everyone, It's the start of our monthly challenge at A Vintage Journey and Alison is our host. The challenge she has decided on is Art Journaling - Tim Style. Having only ever made one other double page spread into a journal I felt rather apprehensive with this challenge but keen at the same time to stretch myself out of my comfort zone.
My idea is to have this journal completed in a Edwardian ladies style journal which will have lots of flowers, botanicals and images in it. Tim's products are making this easy to achieve.
I started off with an old hardback book from a Charity shop and ripped out half of the pages so as when my journal comes near completion it will still close. I then grouped some pages together with Mod Podge, this gave me a substantial surface to then work on.
On the outer cover I crinkled Tissue paper all over and a strip of lace, letting it dry. Meanwhile I gave my MDF embellishments (which are available at That Craft Place) Andy Skinners rust techniques which you will find on YouTube. Once my cover was dry I shaded a mixture of paints applying it with a wet wipe until I was happy. Finishing off with a coat of Multi Medium and some gilding wax.
My inside cover I trimmed a piece of card and covered it with Tim's Botanical pad cutting out my arch with a Sizzix die. I decoupaged my flower after shading with Distress Pens, adding some remnant rubs, stencilling, lace and pearls.
I coordinated this page in the same way. My Sizzix frame I used Wendy Vecchi's technique of adding some gold paste and Archival ink. My image is off of Pinterest. I also added lace and little strips of Ric Rac which I coloured with Distress Stain.
I tattered the edges of the pages of my book and added a little Distress ink.
Using more of Tim's Botanical Papers I fussy cut out my birds and image from Pinterest. I stamped feathers on to both pages using Archival Inks and Gesso shading the edges with Distress.
I also glued a few feathers onto the pages.
My little Diamond shaped tiles are waste from Cheery Lynn's Lattice Frame die, I added a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint, once dry adding Distress ink into the cracks. On this page I used Tim's Birdcage die and the same Crackle technique as on my tiles adding some fussy cut birds, pearls and lace to the cage. I stamped 'Own Your Dreams' in Archival ink and put a layer of Glossy Accents over each letter. Adding more lace and tattering the pages to finish.
We also have a DT call at present for anyone who would like to be considered to become a Creative Guide, please pop over to A Vintage Journey for all the details and where you will see some amazing Journaling from my Teamies for more inspiration. Hope to see you entering to have a chance of winning a £20 voucher from Country View Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by today and I'd love to hear your thoughts on my Journaling pages.