Tuesday 28 February 2012

Art Journaling By Paula Tidman

I decided to have ago at making an art journal using some recycled packaging to make the cover. I started with some plain white card and applied some distress stains in pine needles and dusky concord. Then diluted some distress re-inker in dusty concord and added some mica powder then sprayed on the the card. I lightened the page by adding a wash of watered down gesso. Then used bleach on one of my rubber script stamps and stamped it randomly accross the page & overstamped in black archival ink.
I used paper bag studios Be Happy cling stamp  and used distress inks to colour. This stamp so reminds me of photos of myself when I was younger. I sadly sported exactly the same haircut with the short wonky fringe LOL!  I then stamped artistic outpost whimsical melange. I added some words I printed on the computer and used matte medium to glue the page to thick grey cardboard.

The back of the journal was created in the same way and the stamp used is Paperbag studios windsong . I cut up my own paper to put in the journal a mixture of watercolour paper and thick card as I find a lot of the ready made books have quite thin paper.

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  1. This is gorgeous Paula, love the colours and the stamping technique, the stamps, oh wait.... I love everything lol :D
    Julie xx

  2. What beautiful journal page covers! Love the colors. You made me laugh with the haircut stamp, looks like i did too wayback when.

  3. Lovely colour palette and great stamping..........wishing you loads of fun with your journal. x

  4. Love all of your colour choices!! Great covers..:)


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