Thursday, July 14, 2016

City Scapes Art Journal Pages

Hi everyone!  Barbara here today with a fun art journaling project using both Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard and Graphic 45's new City Scapes paper collection.  I love how the chipboard adds just enough dimension without too much bulk, perfect for embellishing your art journals.  

Cut two pieces of paper from the Graphic 45 City Scapes collection and run through Xyron Creative Station.  I also ran the top piece from the chipboard hot air balloon through the Xyron, too.

Adhere papers to left page of the art journal, as shown.

Cut a second sheet (red print) to size and adhere to right page.

Place a piece of washi tape down the middle of the journal.  I added a white glue to the tape to make sure it stays in place.

Leave the top piece of the balloon on the Xyron release sheet and paint it with black gesso.

Cut out prints from the G45 paper collection that will fit inside each section.  Here's where your craft mat will come in handy.  Remove the white release sheet from the back of the balloon and stick it to your craft mat.  Start with the prints that will fill the smaller openings and adhere them.  Just lift the balloon off of the craft mat and sit it down onto the prints.

The two larger openings need some extra background paper behind them, so cut out a background paper and adhere behind the two remaining openings.  Then adhere the prints over that through the open section.  Trim excess background paper.

Paint edges of solid balloon back and basket parts.  Adhere solid balloon back to top section.  Adhere G45 paper inside basket opening. 

Paint the mini balloon, jalopy, and word ribbon with brown chalk paint.  Adhere a piece of striped G45 paper to the top of the balloon.

Connect the basket to the balloon with three pieces of twine and glue each to the right side of the journal page.  Add the word ribbon at the top of the page and the mini balloon just below the large balloon.  Add stickers to spell "ADVENTURE AWAITS".

Cut a piece from the wrought iron border to fit the width of the page.

Adhere that to the bottom of the left journal page, along with the jalopy. 

Supplies Used:
Mini Display Tray - Hot Air Balloon
Word Ribbons 4
Miniatures Shape Set - Guy Thing
Wrought Iron Set
Graphic 45 City Scapes collection
Xyron Creative Station
Art Journal
Chalk Paint

I hope you enjoyed the project today, and perhaps inspired to give art journaling with papers and, of course, laser cut chipboard for added dimension.  It really does raise your projects up a notch.  And if you don't do art journaling, consider using this layout for just that, a scrapbook page layout, perhaps to memorialize a summer trip to a beautiful city, or maybe even Europe.

Be sure to stop by the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop for more really amazing laser cut chipboard choices. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!


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