Saturday 19 January 2019

Playing with White Space: A Speedy Art Journal Page

I decided to play in my Moleskine art journal.  No prompt, no particular aim in mind other than thinking about white space as part of the page.  I have a tendency to cover the whole of a page when I art journal, but I know this is not needed every time.  I also wanted to use up some bits and make the page quickly.  This came together in 30 minutes.
I found a topper that I had in my stash (see HERE for how it was made) and some strips of Clarity Designer papers that I wished to incorporate.  I decided to create a background with stamps and stencils in the same Distress Oxide colours so that everything would blend together.  I started with Weathered Wood through the petite script stencil from Claritystamp (as were all the stencils and stamps used).
Next I added stamping using the harlequin stamp from the journaling set in Tea Dye Oxide.
Fossilized Amber Oxide was blended through part of the alligator skin (2) stencil.
Then the solid daisy stamp (New Design Club #99) was added in three places using Shabby Shutters.
Finally, I blended Abandoned Coral Oxide through the petite dot wave stencil.
I tried various layouts of the designer paper strips until I was happy.  They were glued in place and any excess trimmed.
Once the topper had been added, I stamped New Design Club back order #111 in Acorn Archival ink on the opposite page, using my stamp platform to ensure an even finish on an uneven page.
I thought the sentiment was apt for a quick page.

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