Today I was journaling, and what came into my mind that there’s nothing more important than ‘be yourself’, well actually just be yourself in the crowd! I am not going to lecture for long, I just show you what I created:
I began with a scrap collage that I accentuated with some shadows.
I used old book page, gelli prints that I cut with Sizzix die, and canvas pieces. It needed some colour, so I used this time Lindy’s stamp gang sprays. I stamped some texture with Tim Holtz’s mixed media stamp.
While it dried I got my image ready, my crowd. It was a simple line drawing that I distressed with distress ink and some softer pencil lines like shades. I added some more collage items to it, like a gelli printed tag, letter stickers, canvas piece and I stitched all together. I even decided to add a found object.
Here it is, applied on my spread:
I used Stampotique’s Altered Alpha stamp (#7230) to stamp ‘be’ onto my spread, the ‘yourself’ is letter sticker again, and of course the ‘in the crowd’ is handwritten with gel pen.
To highlight the difference I used even one different colour of button as embellishment on my scrap pieces.
So ‘just be yourself in the crowd’!
I am sharing my spread with Journal 52 prompt: Be.