Sunday, June 19, 2016

What's in my art journal? Finishing pages

Hello there!

I like adding  my tags, that I've experimented or demoed on, to my art journals as a page.  This tag is from last year when I participated in the Carve December challenge.  Both swimmers are hand carved stamps. I didn't have a lot of time today so working on the back of this wouldn't take long and I'd feel a sense of accomplishment.


My main goal was to test drive my new Tim Holtz compass embossing folder,  I sprayed distress stains, fossilized amber, twisted citron on the tag.  Once dried I sprayed antique linen (distress stain) through a Dylusions brick stencil for my background

Every embossing folder has two sides.  On one side the image outline is recessed and on the other side the image outline is raised.  Because I'm going to use this like a stamp, I inked the side that is raised with distress ink.  (NOTE: the letters on the compass will now appear backwards on my project) Then I laid the folder down where I wanted on the tag and applied pressure all over the folder.  I dried it with the heat gun, then applied anti-static powder over the compass area and inked up the embossing folder again with Versafine black pigment ink, Applied pressure over the folder again and poured clear embossing powder over the ink, poured off the excess and hit it with the heat gun. Though I could have used the distress ink to emboss with, Versafine is REALLY black.

I used part of an old world stamp for the top right corner of the tag and found a raised sentiment for the top left side and on the bottom right of the compass used a rub-on sentiment.

After inking all the sides of the tag with distress ink, I called it done!

Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you all a happy fathers day for you fathers and to you mothers pulling double duty.

Until the next blog...enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. I really love that you continue to experiment with mixed media in your Journal. Journals, by no means, need to be flat and you repeatedly prove that! Well done, my friend.