Hi friends, Linda here today with a Saturday StepXStep post. I have made a grungy chic art journal page. At least I think that's what I've made. I've been very slow in embracing art journaling, but I finally decided that I needed some forum for all the playtime pieces I have made. This piece is made on an 4.25x5.5" piece of card stock.
I started by inking up my background by smooching a Worn Lipstick ink pad on my craft sheet, misting it with a mister bottle and then also adding a bit of Heirlook Gold Perfect Pearls mist to the mixture. I didn't mist with much water because I wanted some intensity of color which I did get. Plus I love the splotches of gold mica that the Perfect Pearls leaves. Once I got my reinker mix on my craft sheet, I blotted not dragged my paper through it.
Next I created a large heart stencil from a piece of thin cardboard because I didn't have a large enough heart stencil for my design. I sketched it in pencil and then cut it out with an X-acto knife.
Using a Prima stencil, I applied white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste to the heart which was centered on the sheet. I taped it down with masking tape because I didn't want any movement to spoil the design.
Once dry, I sponged the embossing paste with Worn Lipstick distress ink and then again with Vintage Photo. The Love definition from Love Struck was stamped second generation in the lower left corner.
Did you see how Tim Holtz added some rub-ons to his tag and then sanded them to give a worn look? Well, I guess this is a practice makes perfect scenario because I put down the word "original" and it looked great. Then I tried sanding it with sandpaper from my sanding grip but I guess I sanded too heavy because I sort of smeared. If you know what I did wrong, please let me know. If I ever try it again, I'll use light short sanding stokes.
For my main focal image, I have 4 layers of hearts stacked, including the texture paste one. I trimmed the scalloped edges off this doily, misted it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and when dry, sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap. Next is a white card stock die cut heart stamped in Potting Soil archival ink with a Wendy Vecchi script stamp. I sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. This heart was also misted with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.
I topped it off with a Venise lace heart appliqué plus a small tri-bud appliqué, both of which were hand painted with a mixture of reinkers. If you look closely (double click the image for a close up), you will see that I have added several small sentiments using Remnant Rubs.
I wanted to do some heart stamping, but there wasn't time to create a brand new piece so I stamped the 'doodle' style hearts directly onto the page.
The "To My Valentine" sentiment was stamped in black archival and clear embossed, then sponged with Vintage Photo. And that was a wrap.
Thanks so much friends of Frilly and Funkie for visiting us today!
These supplies were used to make the project above and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutiqe where Ranger/Tim Holtz products and most other brand-name products are always 20% below MSRP.