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Friday, 2 October 2015

Art Journaling


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.

Julie xx



25 comments:

  1. I just love your Edwardian lady's botanical journal pages, Julie - a beautiful idea to play with as you carry on with your journalling journey! I never meant to cause all this trepidation, but you must be delighted with the results - I think both sets of pages are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing lots more.
    Alison xx

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  2. After this wonderful example of journaling, your apprehension should be gone for good. Lovely page and great color.
    S@ndy xx

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  3. WOW! Julie you are such versatile crafter and I love every single project you make! Your journal pages are fabulous and the journal itself looks amazing!
    Hugs :)
    Samra

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  4. My goodness - you really went full tilt on your journal work Julie! I LOVE your cover - and all the pages - the botanical papers are perfect with your flower stampings - what a beautiful start to this wonderful journal! Julia xx

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  5. Wow Julie, your journal cover alone is fantastic, I love how you aged it! Your pages are stunning, you certainly did capture the Edwardian ladies style and I would never have guessed you are new to journalling - your pages are very beautiful and very inspiring! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Waouhhhhh superbe bravo
    Moon France

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  7. Well you certainly look like an expert to me! Such glorious eye candy Julie and all beautifully made in your lovely vintage glamour style too ;)
    Have a lovely weekend
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Julie...these are gorgeous pages. Love your colors and the layers of stencil and texture. Beautifully done art journaling with Tom pages.

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  9. Wow Julie, what totally gorgeous pages, so beautifully stencilled and collaged over those wonderful papers!! The outside of your book looks totally amazing too! What a great project!! I hope you have overcome your trepidation, as I really look forward to see many more pages in the future!

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  10. Well I loved your first pages in Journalling and love your second, wonderful vintage, delightful work, and then the book and inside covers....stunning work Julie! .....Sorry I've not visited for a while but what a treat catching up! Hugs Ruth xxx

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  11. Such gorgeous pages Julie - they are both so gorgeous in that wonderful vintage style you always manage to create. And the outside of your book is just stunning!!!!! I really look forward to seeing more of your wonderful book. Jennie x

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  12. Such a wonderful idea to create a themed journal Julie . If your first couple of entries are anything to go by its going to be a journal full of gorgeous pages from cover to cover and boy have you done a fab job of covering your journal . I love them . x

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  13. Wonderful Julie - you are so good at this!!! Just in awe of the whole teams works today. Nxx

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  14. Oh my gosh, Julie! I love these pages. Each is so beautiful.

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  15. Wonderful botanical pages with the classic autumn colors, yellow and brown, gorgeous Julie!!

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  16. Julie, I love that cover and texture and all the pages are full of nature's beauty! Love this!

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  17. My goodness you've been busy!!! LOVE that textured and aged cover and your botanical pages are superb. I love the mix of stencilling with the papers and the yummy textures and embellishments finish each spread perfectly. Jenny x

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  18. Beautiful journal cover Julie, lovely mixed media texture. I love your both journal pages set...very interesting and very lovely!!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous pages! Such beautiful composition and color!

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  20. If this is what you do while feeling aprehensive then I can't wait till you get into your stride! I adore the cover but I think your Edwardian style pages are beyond gorgeous! Hugs Chrisx

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  21. Your cover for this DIY journal is spectacular and mesmerizing! Wowzers! Love the textures and rusty look! What a wonderful double spread LO as well! The use of stencils and your colors are fab! Stunning design! ~Niki

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  22. WOW - stunning. That cover is amazing! Fabulous idea to use an old book too! TFS

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  23. Its a masterpiece.. Stunning I should say .. I Love Love Loved it so very much .. Totally in awe with it :)

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  24. My gosh Julie, this is stunning! Love the texture and design on the cover and what a wonderful theme for your art journal, it so suits your elegant and beautiful designs! Lovely colour palette and images, so glad you shared it with us and I can't wait to see where you will take your journal next. Deb xo

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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