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    New and old

    Hi crafters. This journal page uses new and old things. The book is a 2021 diary/planner I was given, with a purple, embossed, leather cover and gold on the edges of the pages. It is lovely but I don’t write in diaries as they create an extra job to do. But I don’t mind journals, so I turned it into a journal. I have collaged scraps, unused diecuts, old book paper onto this page. It felt good to tidy up the unused bits that seem to accumulate. I applied white gesso and off white paint to the page before adding more texture with a Kaisercraft stencil and some texture paste.…

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    Roll with it

    Hi crafters. A while back, I did this background to experiment with colour and technique for a painting I wanted to do. I used acrylic paints and plastic dowels. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (Art journal) got me thinking I should finish it off as a page. I took some Kaisercraft and Sizzix dies (Stitched circles, Sketch circle and Circle mask) and cut some white watercolour paper that had some stain on one edge. I added some Winnie and Walter circle stamping and teal letters from Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Classic lower dies. This is the painting I did after the experiments. I had bought the canvas years ago…

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    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…