• Art journal

    Starry night journal

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Starry Starry night. I thought I would try an art journal page. I made an ombré background with black chalk, metallic teal and gold acrylic paints. I mixed a little teal paint with silver glitter and scraped that over the pages. I mixed a few glitters with heavy gel gloss medium to make a glitter paste for the stars. I used a Little Birdie stencil plus a stencil made from the Sizzix Birds and Stars die. I stamped the Hero Arts Dandelion woodblock and Unity Stamps Insightful Meadows dandelions with Archival jet black ink. I cut some Sizzix Make a Wish…

  • Art journal

    Recycled

    Hi crafters. After reading some art books about art journaling, and seeing the recent challenge at Simon says Stamp, I decided to try it. My journal is a recycled cookbook from the secondhand shop. It is a nice size, with a hard cover, nice paper and a ribbon bookmark. I took out several pages from each register to make room and then got to it. This picture shows some recipes through the paint at the beginning. I just kept adding layers. First acrylic paint, then stencilling and stamping. I used some scrap triangles made from cedar drawer liner cut with the Neat and Tangled hexastar cover plate die. I also…