Monday 12 February 2018

More Recycling, Repurposing and Reusing!

This is my second art journal page for the February prompt on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose.  Once again, everything except for the quote chip came either from my scrap box or my stash of left over die cuts.
As usual I worked on a base of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).   I found some offcuts of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper (Paper Salon: enamoured dotted stripe) and pieced them onto the page.
I then cut a narrow strip of black card to cover the join.
To add to the vintage feel of the background, I added stamping in Jet Black Archival ink using the Paula Pascual Christmas Carol script stamp, one of the Ledger Script stamps and one of the Mixed Media stamps (both sets designed by Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous).  I held the stamps in my hand rather than using an acrylic block to avoid harsh edges.
I had a couple of die cuts in kraft card and white card in my stash (Sue Wilson California Collection: Basic and Decorative Frames).  The white toppers were coloured using Antique Linen Distress Oxide, spritzed and dried, then over stamped using the Paula Pascual stamp (as before) in Jet Black Archival.  I also went round the edges of all the layers with Archival ink.  I had a die cut of a house (Marianne Tiny Christmas Village set) and a key (Heartfelt Creations) in black which I added to each plaque.
These were added to the page, along with three die cut flourishes (Crafts Too) which had also been sitting in my stash.
To finish, I coloured the edges of a Quote Chip (Tim Holtz) in black and the front with the Antique Linen distress marker, matted it using a left over black flag (Sue Wilson Stitched Flags set) and added it to the top right corner.  The addition of the date under the house die cut was a last minute thought, as I decided to also use the page as a way of commemorating when we moved in to our first home.  I also went round the whole page with the Jet Black Archival mini pad to darken the edges.

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