Every year I create a page to capture my goals for the coming year, so here’s my 2020 page – Believe in the magic of new beginnings.
As it was the first time that I have used Paperbabe Stamps alphabet stamp set, I’m joining the Something New challenge that I’m hosting over at Art Journal Journey, I hope to see you there (grin!).
I started by smooshing Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the page by stamping the ink pad onto an acrylic block and pressing the block onto the page. While the ink was still wet I used a couple of Sheena Douglas texture stamps to move the colour around. To create some depth to the background, I applied some white gesso with my finger to the page and then stamped the texture stamps again using Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink. Next I tore pieces of green decoupage paper and stuck them onto the page using matte gel medium. The pretty girl and fox were cut from the decoupage paper packaging. I created the plaque for the wording using a Tim Holtz Pocket card; it is stamped using an alphabet stamp set from Paperbabe Stamps and edged with the decoupage paper. I coloured the wording using an Orange Spectrum Aqua Marker, white gel pen and Sanguine Faber-castell Big Brush marker. It is mounted onto the page using two photo corners so it can be removed.
On the reverse side of the plaque I stamped the wording using the Paperbabe Stamps alphabet set and coloured it using the Sanguine marker. Then I edged the top and bottom of the plaque using some of the decoupage paper. Now all I need to do is add my goals for the year (grin!).
Whilst out walking we noticed that the snowdrops are out already which seems a bit early to me; snowdrops are celebrated as a sign of spring so it seems that mother nature may be making plans for new beginnings too (double grin!).
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo)
- Sheena by Sheena Douglas Create a Flower Rubber Stamp (Funky Textures 2)
- Ranger Distress Archival Ink (Vintage Photo)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Santoro Decoupage Papers (SNDEC039)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Pocket Cards #TH93208)
- Paperbabe Stamps stamp set (Fun Alphabet Outline)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Orange)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Sanguine 188 B)
- Photo Corners