Tuesday, April 3, 2012

art journal page & a challenge

THANKS SO MUCH for the comments...
glad you like this style & journal format...
I am having a BLAST...

I had a question about how I made the holes in the art parts cover...
YIKES...I forgot to say that
I used the Crop-A-Dile...
it works like magic...

but here's another idea...
this makes it even easier...

you can use the art parts PAGES as your journal covers...
then cut your inside pages a tiny bit smaller to fit...

using the pages as covers has a few benefits...
the holes are already cut into the pages...
and...
the covers will have a decorative edge...

there are 6 PAGES in the pack...
2 of each edge style...
so enough for 3 small journals...

want a larger journal?

use rings or ribbon to hold them together...

I think that will be my next one...
made with the large pages...

here's the inside of the front cover ...
I kept it very simple...

broken china distress stain, & the polka dots were stenciled with black soot distress ink, using the blending tool...
a little walnut stain around the edges to add some shading...

inked with brushed corduroy distress stain...
then stamped with this text...

it's an oldie...
back from my second stamp release...

DONE!
here comes another page...


the random text is this stamp...
lightly stamped with jet black archival...
and stamped vertically...

I used the distress markers right on the stamp...
this technique is SO FLIPPIN cool on the Specialty Stamping Paper...

I used stormy sky, weathered wood & peeled paint markers...
and then went over the stem with the peeled paint marker...

the extra leaves are just sketched in & colored with the peeled paint marker...

the last step is some inky dots...
created with brushed corduroy stain and the water brush...

if you like this type of art...

keep in mind this could easily be done on the Specialty Stamping Paper, then glued to a canvas or large art part...
both sizes of the creative covers make awesome sturdy bases...

it's fun to put these in frames too...
or use it as a card front...

I think it would make a nice, inexpensive, thoughtful gift...
and as a bonus...
it's simple to coordinate with anyone's decor...

Mother's Day is just around the corner...
just saying...

this is one of those 2fer things...
you had fun creating the art and the recipient gets a great handmade gift...

double dipping is good!

now about that challenge...
I participated in Ranger's fun designer challenge again, along with some of my Ranger friends...

the challenge starts today on Ranger's blog & new challenges will be posted daily...
thru Friday...

so...4 full days of inky fun to look forward to...


it's back to kit making central for me...

I hope you can play and...

make art!
wendy

11 comments:

Eileen said...

VERY VERY cool, Wendy! I have just begun to play with my distress markers and specialty paper, and I think I'm in love, LOL. Keep the journal pages coming!

Rita said...

Fabulous page Wendy. You certainly make everything so interesting. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Helen said...

I love the page with those flowers, it looks so pretty!

Dorothy said...

Love the journal pages! I still need to get my hands on those markers!!

Miek said...

Love the journal page with the flowers!!!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love your AJ pages!! Your Art Part Large Covers are one of my favorite things. I made my Best Friend an Album with them for Christmas and she loved it. I plan to make a special Album for my Mom for her birthday in July.

Carol Mc said...

I just received my distress markers and specialty stamping paper on Saturday. I finally get to play with them tonight can't wait. Classified Info is one of my fav stamps too.

Dawn B. said...

Love this one too! Can't wait to try it out myself! :-)

Izzwizz said...

Still patiently waiting for the distress markers here, but love your journal covers. Maddy x

Vic said...

Love it - as always!

Debby said...

Really cool pages. Next week I should have more time for fun!