First of all I would like to say thank you to all of you for the support. It is incredibly heartwarming to know that I have so many artist friends out there, whom think in the same way. As I promised sharing and inspiring is not stopping, it slowed down for the weekend, but with a good reason, as my small one is celebrating his 12th birthday. It is me and my son, so it means a lot of being together time. I promise I will be back with full power from monday. In the meanwhile a still made for you an art journal page: winter magic.
Every season has its magic, winter as well. It might be the extremely soft warm hats, scarfs or gloves, the colours, the darkness, where a bit of a candle light shines through mystically and many more. Here first I wanted to have some warm earth colour, you know that different tints of brown. I had an piece of kitchen towel, that I used to clean up some bister after colouring lace, so I peeled it to layers and created some more layers in my altered book.
I used soft gel to stick my layers on top of each other and I added some colour to my book pages with distress inks (antique linen, brushed corduroy) plus with pan pastel (burnt sienna, burnt sienna shade).
I loved the layers and the textures, I wanted to have some paint texture as well, so I had a gelli print left over in my drawer and I used my Stampotique Alphabities (#6010) stamps with espresso truffle to stamp on them the word winter. I cut every letter apart, distressed the edges and played with them on the spread. At the edges of the spread I felt like adding some more stamping with France’s design cube (#10012). Every time I pull my drawer of Stampotique stamps somehow it jumps into my hand (France, can you make a next cube please with some other patterns as well?). As it is an altered book so I love adding my journaling on scrap or tag. So it happened. I used a heart shaped tag that I distressed and stamped on it with France’s splattered mug (#10017).
There you may see that my journaling is inside the heart:
The other side I put my image. I used Daniel’s Winter stamp (#6053), some scrap collage, an lace and of course my favourite altered found objects.
I am sharing my journal spread with Stampotique originals anything goes week 1. Have a fantastic weekend and magical days of the winter!