I love revisiting my favourite trips and memories, that why I enjoy photography and making art journals.
Using 'Destination Anywhere' designed by Queenie T I created my own handmade journal to keep some of my memories of my Swiss holiday and I'd like to share with you how I made it.
Products used from the Destination Anywhere kit:
12"x12" pages .
Phrases and words from phrase page
Die Cuts: Transport
Stencils: Drippy-A6, .
Wooden, paper and material embellishments.
White heavy gesso
Colour Artist ink- Rust
Step1,2 & 3a
I selected a range of pages and ripped or cut them into different sizes and a edges.
Folding them provided me with a booklet style journal.
I cut out a plane using the Diecut template 'Transport', some words, tags and phrases.
Step 4 & 5:
To add texture I applied white gesso over different section of the pages with the 3 different stencils.
Step 6 & 7:
To add another effect I used the front of the stencil before the gesso dried and placed it onto a page and used a wet one to rub it over the stencil which left a shadow effect. On another page I placed gesso over the spotted section and then smeared gesso over it with my soft sponge brush.
I also smeared some onto a plain page and when dry dropped small amounts of artist ink 'rust' and wiped it with the same soft sponge brush.
A few other ink colours were dropped from a height to produce large splats.
After completing the base additions to the pages I built up the layers with the smaller sections of papers, phrases, natural material elements and photos. The journal was completed by staking the pages together and tying a piece of natural string around the folded sections twice and tying off.
Thanks for joining me and I hope I inspired you to check out this amazing kit and the products at beearty.com.au . You can find more inspiration and links on BeeArty's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BeeArtyHive