Sunday 23 September 2018

Collage Art Journal Page

I have missed out week 3 of the September prompts over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More and gone onto week 4: Collage.  The monthly theme is Art Journal Frenzy and I do intend to go back and complete the previous page.  However this page came together in such a pleasing way, once I had decided on my focal point and looked through my stash to find items in similar tones.
It was my mum and dad's 53rd wedding anniversary during the week, so I wanted to make a romantic page. I found a postcard by Crafty Individuals which was perfect for my focal image.  I then went through my stash of happy mail, ephemera, left over die cuts from other projects, laying out all the items on my desk which seemed to tone in with the postcard.
I added the top layer of the napkin to a piece of mixed media card (19.5cm x 1.5cm).  As you can see, I was a little over enthusiastic smoothing it down and it tore in one place.  However as I was intending to cover that area with a cluster of images I didn't panic.
To create the focal cluster, I started with a postcard that I had been sent in happy mail and added the special delivery sign and the map from the Snippets ephemera pack by Tim Holtz.
I had fussy cut the couple from the postcard and added them to the cluster, checking the layout against the background before gluing them into place.
I also added a scribble heart (Sizzix/ Tim Holtz)
die cut out of a piece of the Northern Lights paper pad from Claritystamp.
Once the cluster was complete, I added it to the page, covering up the damaged area of background.
Using the left over piece of the postcard, I added images behind a section of the mini film strip die cut (Sizzix/Tim Holtz).
The remaining piece was added along the bottom of the page.
I tore some sections of a page from a book of Moliere plays and added them to the top of the page, before laying the film strip over the top.

I also added a pointing hand from the Snippets ephemera set.
Next, I chose three stickers from the Small Talk Occasions book (Tim Holtz idea-ology) to tie in with the romantic theme and added them to the page.
Finally, I went round the edges of the page with Black Soot Distress Oxide.

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