Today I did an art journal page and this is it :
This page already had the letters on it. They were made with modeling paste and the Dylusions letter stencil. I coloured my page with gesso in which I put a few drops of Distress Ink from a reinker bottle; I used Faded jeans for the different shades of blue and Barn Door in an attempt to make the bottom purple, but it turned out lilac, which is OK. What I didn't know is that if you drip water on the dried paint it actually takes the colour out again. I assumed because it was 'encased' in the gesso it wouldn't do that but I liked the effect and dripped some more on it. I then doodled around some of the letters with a white paint pen. I also did a little bit of background stamping with grey and black inks.
I then dripped some black India Ink over the page. The stamps I used were Stampotique:
They were all stamped on white paper, coloured with water colour pencils and clear embossed. I decided to put them on some bookpaper to frame them a little bit. I found the sentiment on the internet and created that with sticky back letters which I put on booktext also. This was then glued on washitape in three different pink designs, the same as I used underneath the Tweedles and the blue bird. I used a bit of chain (from my jewelry making days) to create a lead for the blue bird.
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