Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Vintage Art Journal Spread

Hi Stampers! DeeDee here again, today. This time sharing a project of my own, using a splattering of old and new stamps!

Did you see this post on Saturday talking about the new Art Journaling classes we're doing? Well I've been wanting to really fill up my new journal with all types of pages.. and so today I have a double spread to share, that really is just sort of all my favorite techniques and styles. 

The page base is a sheet of Nature Walk from 7 Dots Studio, with layers of stamping and gesso, coffee, distress ink and more. 

Up in the top right corner I stamped the Cracked Background in Memento gray flannel. I have tons of ink pads in different colors, but it's tough for me to break out of stamping black. I found this gray was a nice subtle alternative, without losing interest in the rubber stamped image. You can also see, in the very corner, where I stamped the Writing Background in archival ink. At this point I did find it to be a bit heavy for the vintage feel of the page, and so I covered it up a bit with gesso, just letting the stamp peek through. 

Below this tag you can see some more stamping in gray, this time the Color Wheel Lines. Notice in the top left corner... that's the brand new Waybill / Invoice background. It's been stamped in Versafine Toffee and whitewashed with a thin layer of gesso. It helps lighten the stamped image allowing it to blend in a bit to the background. Handy when you don't have a lighter colored ink pad.

On the left hand corner is the new Butterfly Specimens stamp in a nice heavy black Archival ink. It helps balance out the spread. 

And one last final photo here.. I snuck in the 23.24.25 tape measure stamp from Plate1430. It's been stamped in that same gray used earlier in the page. 

There's tons of media mixing going on here, including ink types (Archival by Ranger, Memento, Versafine,) mists (Tattered Angels mixed with coffee,) coffee stain (Which I totally picked up from this post by Natasha, SO COOL,) gesso, patterned paper (7 Dots Studio,) Golden Gel Medium, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Prima flowers, My Minds Eye brads, UmWowStudio chipboard, 7 Dots Studio and Sizzix die cuts, and more.