Monday, September 27, 2010

Ramblings... an Art Journal.

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

Other supplies:
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... :)

xx Heidi
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Nathalie Kalbach said...

ohhhh- I so love this!!!

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful! I love all the colors and textures! ~Diane

Keri said...

I'm in love with this, as well as your "baggie of mish-mash" idea...I save mine too, in the corner of my craft mat, heh, thinking I'll do something cool with it...but then end up sweeping it into the trash after it's been there a while. :)
Love the crazy hot pink, and the cheesecloth, old paper, & seafoam and buttermilk mists make this super-divine.

Calia Yang said...

OMG!! I love this!!! totally AWESOMELY PUT TOGETHER!!

Lesley Langdon said...

GORGEOUS x 1000! This is stunning, would love to see it in real life!

jonaks said...

wow! this is really gorgeous!!!

Sasha Holloway said...

turned out great ... love it

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