I always seem to have better luck with my art journal when I just go with the flow instead of trying to plan the page. Oh my goodness, If I plan things out too meticulously, the page just never goes right. I end up disappointed when my work doesn't go my way. So, I have to just embrace the work and go with the flow!
Be Gentle With Me
I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to stamp the rose, then walked away to let it dry. When I came back, it looked like the ink spread out a lot. Before it dried, it was more of a clear, perfectly stamped image. So, I either inked the stamp too much which is possible. And the room I was working in was extremely humid. Keep in mind that Distress Ink is not permanent. It was really humid and I believe the moisture in the air gave the this effect. Regardless, I love how it turned out. I think the ink bleeding a bit worked in my favor. It adds some character, and I didn't have to color anything in.
Here is a pic with the flash off: (I like it better with the flash off)
I did make the mistake of not using a permanent pen for the wording. Of course, I laid my hand in it, and spread the ink out more than once. Eh, it happens, but now I know for the next time to go permanent!
Here is a description on the page process:
- Glue down ripped book pages
- Gesso over everything
- Dab Brushed Cordory Distress Paint around the outside of the pages with your finger, lightly pulling into the center
- Stamp text stamp in Black Archival Ink randomly
- Stencil through a clock stencil using Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- The black diamond design on the page is a stamp I used with black Archival Ink. I don't know what to call this stamp. I found it on clearance
- Stamp Penny Black Rose Stamp using vintage photo distress ink, masking any areas you feel necessary.
- Stencil with Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink- This is faint in the page, it's pushed into the background and only visible with the flash on my camera
- Write the quote, or saying using a permanent marker or pen. Make sure its permanent!
I'd like to enter this into the following:
- Creative Artiste's Challenge #16, anything goes
- Crafting with an attitude, Challenge #17, anything goes