Life is good, how could it be others? It was a great weekend, warm and sunny and I felt I could enjoy a trip to the sea… circumstances changed the plans, so I took a trip to the sea in my art journal.
To create my page I used the texture paste technique (page 49) from Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3. First I colored my background with peeled paint and tumbled glass distress stains and melted them together to one “aqua” color.
I used archival ink (forget-me-not) to stamp my sea stars (CMS 196) and my numbered fig. (CMS 181). Then I applied transparent embossing paste to my page using Crocodile stencil from Tim Holtz. I colored it using broken china distress stain and ink. I distressed the edges.
Using the same technique just mustard seed and wild honey as colors, and sand dollar stamp (CMS 196) with dandelion archival ink I made a tag to add to my page.
The sea horse and seashell stamps are stamped with black archival ink and colored with distress markers. The sea weed is Sizzix die (garden green from Tim Holtz). The text (CMS 155) is stamped on a craft tag, cut to flag shape and distressed.
I share my journal page with Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge 4. You may also join the great challenges at the same place. If you need some Tim Holtz supply you can visit this week’s sponsor The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Don’t forget to check out the great inspirations of the talented Curiosity Crew.