Welcome back for the second Art Journal page that I managed to get completed yesterday.. I sat down at my crafting desk with one particular project in mind.. I didn't actually get around to doing that project, but I did at least get the AJ pages done instead.. haha... :)
This one was done for entry into the Scrapbook Fantasies blog for their week 9 challenge..
Letter to self
Just like all my art journal pages, this one started out by being ripped out of the book (to be glued in again on top of the next page) and side trimmed down.. Thankfully I did this, as this one started all kinds of wrong! lol.. Some unfixable mistakes were made and it very quickly went into the bin.. Gladly now though, I am able to show you my second attempt at this challenge and admit that this one totally blows my mind! It has come up so much better than I had first imagined! YAY me! lol..
Step One: Coat base with white gesso, then I used a Kaiser stencil and some mini ink pads to create the funky circle / dots..
Next was to create some more circles. I wanted these to really pop off the page, so chose to go with a solid thick black marker.. I used a cd, double sided tape and another stencil as guides to trace the circles..
I really wanted to make a nice and simple tag to add my journaling stickers too. So I tore along the edges and inked the sides.. I wanted a clean base so the words didn't have to fight amongst the other designs to be seen..
I attached it to the page with some 3D tape to give some extra dimension..
Thank you so much again for joining me today!! I hope you may have some inspiration to get crafty soon and link up your own entry into the Scrapbook Fantasies week 9 challenge!!