Saturday, 21 July 2018

Post 457: Grungy Vintage Art Journal Spread- Embrace Your Journey (Inspiration for Art Playground Blog's July Play)

Hi friends!!
Good Morning

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For the July Play Inspiration, I made a Grungy Vintage Art Journal Spread- "Embrace Your Journey". I was inspired by the theme, "Tell Your Story" and the gorgeous moodboard colors. I wanted to show the journey of a woman's life, from youth to old age.

Here are some photographs of the Art Journal Spread:

Synopsis of the Process:

I created the background by collaging torn pieces of paper from old book pages, decoupage papers, washi tapes & fabric tapes. Then applied clear gesso to the surface and colors using distress inks and distress oxides. Then did background stamping with archival inks. To add more interest to the background, did background stencilling with AB Studio stencils (using archival ink and modelling paste). The focal elements are paper dolls by Tim Holtz, for layering, used die cuts, gauze, crochet lace, thread and buttons. Added some scribbles with black and white markers to add to the grungy look. Then added the titles using TH stickers & created some ink splatters. In the end, darkened the edges of the pages with black soot distress ink.

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  1. Preeti this is marvellous. I like the spread so much!
    Lia xx

  2. Oh Preeti this is gorgeous! So glad I got to see more and find out how your wonderful spread came together. Thank you for sharing xx

  3. Thank you for the good and useful information that was shared to everyone. It was very interesting and I am very grateful for this.