Monday, September 10, 2018

"walls"-an art journal page by Lynne

Hello there, crafters!  Ever since I first received the new stamps in the mail, I have had an art journal page idea in mind, and it has taken me this long to finally bring it to life!! I think most people build walls in their lives at some point, and I found a sentiment that put a positive spin on that concept:

 I started out with brick-background patterned paper, and then added tears with yet another brick paper peeking through them (sometimes we have multiple walls!) I then stamped with the brick stamp using leather brown ink. (Misting I added afterward also shows in this photo) I added the ink to the stamp unevenly to give a varied depth of colour.

I decided I wanted the stamped stones to have a little more texture, so I did the stamping with Versamark ink, then heat, embossed the stones with Distress Embossing Powder, aptly named Pumice Stone. I love the texture it created, and the stamps worked beautifully with the Versamark.

The Brick Wall texture sheet is a huge favourite of mine, and I managed to use not only pieces from the sheet but also the brick-shaped pieces punched out from it. Those pieces were painted grey, then I hand-printed the words of the sentiment onto them, and added a little in in Leather and Honey here and there for interest. The mist adds a little more colour and interest as well.

The texture sheet pieces were cut to go around the window in the center and painted brick-red, then heat embossed with Pebbled Copper embossing powder. I love the variegation in the embossed colour!

As for the window in the center, I don't have a closeup (oops!) but I ran it through my Cuttlebug in a woodgrain embossing folder, then painted it Antique White before rubbing a little Honey ink  over the raised surface. I decided to stick a photo of myself inside the window to make the page more personal. A few spritzes of Tattered Angels mist in Old Penny finished the page.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed seeing my page; I don't often use stamps but I really do like these! Have a terrific week xx


Brick Wall
Windows 4-panel, square
Foam Stamps-coming soon


Colorbox inks-Leather, Honey
Tattered Angels mist-Old Penny
Ranger Distress embossing powder-Pumice Stone
Pebbled Copper embossing powder (brand unknown)
Versamark Ink

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