Posts Tagged ‘journals’

Women of Yesteryear Journal

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Another journal I have recently been working on is a “Yesteryear” journal. These pages are made using ephemera I have picked up here and there.

Women of Yesteryear Page 1

The photos of the two women were taken from a paper collection (and mounted on burgundy cardstock) as was the London Bridge paper. Flowery background paper was bought at some scrapbook store several years ago in the US. I added ribbon, a heart doo-dad (for lack of a better word! LOL!) and some faux gems.

Women of Yesteryear Page 2

The photo of the woman on this page was taken from an Edwardian postcard I bought at a flea market. I enlarged it and printed it on cardstock. I cut it out and adhered it to another background paper I bought in the US several years ago. Stamps, peel-offs and a faux flower were added for interest.

Soon I will be posting some ATCs I have hand drawn.

Gypsy Art Journal

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I love trading art journals with other artists or collaborating on round robin journal swaps. With one on one swaps, as well as round robin swaps sometimes there is a theme to the journal and at other times there isn’t. It depends on what the artists agree to do. I just finished up a journal for the UKATC group in a round robin we have been doing. The theme to this one is “Gypsies” and each artist has to create two pages in a gypsy theme. I am only showing my pages in this book because I do not have the permission of the book’s owner nor the other artists involved.

Gypsy Art Journal

Gypsy Journal

As you can see from the photo, the book is filled to the brim with fibres and beads and embellishments.

I covered one page with pattered paper and cut to fit the page. I stamped a Crafty Individuals stamp in Versamark brown ink on patterned cardstock. I cut the image out and mounted it on a glittered cardstock and added jewels to her crown. I placed this on top of the bottom layer of pattered paper. I printed out the phrase “Queen of the Gypsies” on paper and distressed with ink. I cut out horseshoe images from a die cut collection and adhered that to the card. A moon and dome sticker were added for interest.

Gypsy Page 01

Gypsy Journal Page 1

The second page I covered with tarot paper I got from a shop in Florence Italy (I am addicted to papers and I was in heaven in Florence!). On another piece of paper I stamped a Lilac and Lemon Designs Art Nouveau woman stamp based on an Alphonse Mucha design. I coloured it with Copic Markers and highlighted it with glitter gel pens and glitter glue. I mounted it on iridescent paper.

Gypsy Journal Page 2

I am working on several other journals so I will eventuallypost photos of those as soon as I have the time.