Inspiration Wednesday - Glorious Autumn

Posted by Susan on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in ,
Wow, this weeks Inspiration Wednesday project for me was a rollercoaster. When I first watched the video I loved the idea. I fully admit to being a hoarder of paper, so the idea of being able to use some beautiful paper as the main feature was, to me, heavenly.

Now my art journal doesn't include any inclusions, so I decided to try and add my own for this weeks project because I really liked the effect. Well, that proved a bit challenging, and ended up being crooked. And then my paper didn't apply correctly toward the seam of the book. And as things progressed I started getting worried that this was going to turn into a hot mess.

So, I grabbed my matte medium and fixed the paper application issues. Then I made the decision to cut the other half of the inclusion so it too was not symmetrical, like the paper application behind it. And as I worked on it, and came up with work arounds to things I didn't like, it began to take shape, and in the end I really like how it turned out.

Here are some pics of all the various "states" and pieces, including a few close up shots. Hope you like it!

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This shows the layout with the inclusion open inside. For this I used another BoBunny paperline - Cambridge
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Here is the back of the inclusion, where I added my journal content for the page. It's great because it's hidden when the page first opens, but adds some visuals on the right side of the page when you flip it over.
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Some of you may recognize this tag from a previously posted project. I decided to add it to this journal layout because it is one of my favourite tags and it works so nicely with the layout.
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Paper - BoBunny - Forever Fall and Cambridge paper packs
Cardstock - Stampin-up
Stamps - Stampin up, Heartfelt Creations (Script Stamp), Stampendous (Sunflower)
Stampin' Up Blendabilities
Ink - Momento and Stampin' Up
Stencils - Crafters Workshop
Acrylic Paints - Pumpkin, Laguna, Raw Umber
Matte Medium, Mod Podge, Acrylic Glazing Liquid, Light Molding Paste
Dylusions Journal


Inspiration Wednesday - Music is...

Posted by Susan on Sunday, April 05, 2015 in ,
Another Inspiration Wednesday art journal page. Again, this one is quite a deviation from the original, but I really like how it turned out. It's also very personal because around the edge are all my favorite bands or favorite artists from my iPod right now.

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Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
DCWV Performance Stack paper
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Acrylic Paint - Various Colors
Gesso, Matte Medium, Acrylic Glazing Liquid

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