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« on: April 16, 2012 10:07:40 AM »

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Altered Journal Page - featuring Elmer's products


It's been a goal of mine to jump back into altered journaling for a while now, but have found myself uninspired whenever I set my book out in front of me. I've checked out some other inspiring art journalers, and a big thing that keeps coming up is making spreads using stencils with spray inks, along with paint pens.


I thought that it would be fun to make my own spray ink stencil to try out. The clear, thick plastic packaging sheet that made up the box for a new beauty tool made the perfect material for a stencil that's gonna get wet. I started out by drawing my outline of a randomish diamond pattern on the plastic.


Next, using my X-ACTO knife on my self healing X-ACTO cutting mat, I sliced out the diamond shapes.


Here is what it looks like with all the diamonds cut out.


Using Elmer's Repositionable Designer Masking Tape, I secured my stencil in place. The repositionable masking tape is great because it'll peel up without damaging my journal page once I'm done spraying. The ink I used is some glimmer mist I made myself by mixing pearl pigment, water, alcohol and india inks into a travel spray bottle.


The stencil's effect is pretty cool. I think it looks like snake skin and makes a great background for the rest of my journaling.


I cut out a copy of an illustration to use as a focal point on my page with my X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors.


Then I glued it onto the page with my Elmer's Craft Bond Glue Stick, in addition to placing more Elmer's Designer Masking Tape on the top and bottom edges for a quick and easy embellishment.


Next, I started drawing more background designs with Elmer's Paint Pens.


After this step, I put a thin coat of acrylic matte medium over top, to make the colors stand out a bit more and also to create a more slick, non-porous surface so I could finish off the page with a quote.


The paint pens work best on a surface that doesn't really soak up much paint, so once the matte medium dried, it was easy to have the opaque paint from the pens really stand out and make the words pop.


And here's the finished page! Altered-journaling slump: defeated!
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 10:31:54 AM »

So happy you are coming out of your funk Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 11:39:58 AM »

Your work is always amazing, Noooo.   Thank you for sharing the process!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 01:27:42 PM »

Turned out so cute. Smiley Thank you for showing your steps. Never done a journal page, but this helps.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 07:30:10 PM »

Your style is truly one-of-a-kind, nooo. It's cool to see how you did the layering. It looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012 08:57:26 PM »

How fun! I love your monsters so much!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012 12:58:06 PM »

Thank you very much for sharing this with us!

I agree with the others: your work is very unique, I am definitely in love with your monsters and you just ROCK!

Hope you found back your inspiration and mojo, nooo!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012 07:57:33 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words, everybody Cheesy You make me feel all special and stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012 12:52:30 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words, everybody Cheesy You make me feel all special and stuff.

Oh but you are!!  Cheesy Didn't you notice?  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012 07:37:21 PM »

Goodness you make it look easy.  I love this page.  The monster is so stinking cute.
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very beautiful
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2014 09:58:28 PM »

this is beautiful!
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