I love it when I sit down to do a new journal page and everything just flows! I am happiest with my art when it is effortless, like this journal spread was for me. I started by painting the edges gold. My friend, Lin, sent me some handmade papers that had some gold in them. I used 2 different hand made papers in the background. I used an art comb to apply gesso next. I tore up a vintage fruit receipt (Collage Stuff) and glued it down next. Then a couple of vocabulary cards (Collage Stuff). I used a scroll stamp and stamped randomly. That finished off the background. I applied black paint around the woman mask from The Crafter's Workshop. Then on the left-hand side of the page at the edge I applied black paint with a Dylusions stencil and I didn't like it, so I covered the whole thing up with black paint like a wide border. I used a Dina Wakely stencil (Collage Stuff) and modeling paste to apply the word "transform". The last stencil I used was from Stencil Girl to kind of fill in a little bit. Lastly I cut out a little heart from some of the papers Lin sent me, colored it red/pink with some paint and glued this down. I used a white Stamper's Big Brush pen for the white accents. I like using real vintage ephemera in my art when I can. I find it gives my art authenticity. At least, I think so! I also like that the handmade papers added some more texture even though they are painted over. Thanks for coming by my blog! Comments are always welcome!
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