I knew when I saw the Maya Road canvas mini album and large cream tags in my DT box for Your Scrapbook Stash, that I wanted to make an art journal by combining both.
The tags were perfect additions for pages, and journaling blocks, once I cut them down. I painted some black, others were misted with Maya Mist in Seafoam, and I placed them on top of or inbetween the canvas pages that I had already gesso'd and painted. I also layered Buttermilk Cream, Maya Misted, cheesecloth inbetween for added interest. Torn pages from an old book, helped to create the shaggy look that I desired.
The front of the album is painted in a crazy hot pink, and the little bits and bobbles are from my jewelry box and a ziploc bag of mish mash. What is mish mash, you ask? While I am creating, I don't throw out the bits of adhesive backing, the sand, or any teeny pieces of papers from punching holes. I brush all the teeny bits of "trash" into a large ziploc bag after creating a project, specifically saving it to alter art pieces down the road. It can add interesting texture to any project, and can be painted or misted to customize.
Supplies used from YSS:
Maya Mist: Seafoam, Buttermilk Cream
Maya Road: Canvas mini album
Cream tags 4x8
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
Smooch in Taffy
Making Memories tiny alphas
Hot Pink Paint
Jewelry wire, broken pieces of jewelry, beads
Vintage book pages
I have a lot of things up my sleeve to share with you over the next week or two... so stay tuned for some really fun projects, and maybe a scrappy announcement as well... :)