Alphabetical is an art journal spread on a piece scrap laying for a while on my table, so it’s sort of an recycle page.
The journaling: you need letters to form words, and you need words to form sentences, we need sentences to communicate. An this spread was a piece of scrap paper where first I cleaned my Finnabair elemental lace stencil in after spraying with Lindy’s stamp gang spray (bells of Ireland green).
Then I was using some scraps to cut letters and Tim Holtz’s block letters die and the left overs come to sit on my spread like an alphabetical collage. I used charcoal to make the letters pop. And then I continued to work with that page under and somehow my page aged, how no idea or explanation how did I get that result, but I liked the grunge:
It’s like layers leaking over to it and some getting stuck at certain parts. I thought it’s pretty interesting, so I just added some colorized tissue paper on top of it. Added some stitches and dropped a bit of a shadow with red chalk and let it stand again, just there under and waited another they working on top of it to see the result. And it just showed:
At that moment I had some modeling paste left over so I used it up through my hexagon stencil. I sprayed a bit of autumn maple crimson on it and finally I shaded the edge of my spread with pan pastel (burnt sienna shade). My journaling was coming on a scrap piece that was colorized with mustard seed distress ink. I used gel pen to write it. I also used splattered mug stamp with aged mahogany to add some interest to my journal card.
I am sharing my journal spread with Journal 52 prompt week 34.