Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tag Journal Page

Hello, it's Sue here today with my next guest design project. I decided to do a journal page, which in itself shouldn't be a problem, or so I thought !

The book is made from some pale Kraft coloured card and I started by giving the page a coat of Gesso.

I then used the Dylusions Diamond Border stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste. 

When the paste was dry I started to spray the page with Dylusions sprays.

After I'd used several different colours, making sure I dried each layer before adding any more, I was left with a very dull bluey, brown colour. Not what I was hoping for at all ! I then decided to use the Dina Wakley Mini Vine stencil and I drew on the inside of the stencil and then used a Posca pen to highlight the leaves. The colours still didn't look right and was in fact getting worse ! At this point I decided that this was a disaster and was about to start a new project.

But then I thought I could make a tag and mount it onto the main page.

I pressed Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water. I then pressed the tag into the ink, dried it off and then dabbed it into the remaining ink. 

I've used the Dina Wakley Roman Letters stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. 

I then used the Dina Wakley Mini Vine stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

 I stamped the honeycomb stamp from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media set using Salty Ocean Distress Ink and also with black Archival ink. The dots stamp is also from the Mixed Media set and I've dabbed it with Gesso and stamped onto the tag. I also used the text stamp from the Wendy Vecchi A Form of Art stamp set.

The leaves along the bottom are also from the same Wendy Vecchi stamp set. I used the Be Me stamp from the Unity She Sprouted Wings set on a small piece of card that had also had the Distress Ink treatment and mounted it onto some black card.


 I then coloured some more Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with two drops of Peacock Feathers re-inker and used the Dylusions Diamond Border stencil. I added a few diamonds using the same coloured paste onto the main journal page too. (The stamped Be Me you can see here was my first choice then I changed my mind!)

I used a piece of seam binding for the ribbon and sprayed it with Fresh Lime and Cut Grass Dylusions ink. 

 I rubbed some coloured wax around the edge of the main page and mounted the tag on some foam pads.

In the end this page worked out alot better than I thought it was going to !


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

just awesome!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Looks great and ilove the contrast ofthe tag and all the layers and textures x

toni said...

Gorgeous journal page love the colours and great to see the process of your thinking and re- thinking thie finished layers are just lovely x

Annie said...

This is fantastic Sue. I love all those textures and layers of stamping. Thank you for sharing your work is very inspiring

Annie x

butterfly said...

Love your "rescue" by adding the tag - though I have to say I quite liked it in any case at that point - and the end result is completely fabulous!
Alison x

Kim said...

This is the prime reason I adore mixed media...look at what you can create, even when you weren't happy with your beginning results. This is stunning, Sue! I adore the tag mounted on the page..beautiful!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Very cool. I love the ABC stenciling for the background.

Colleen said...

It is very inspiring to hear you go through your rescue process. I love the end result.

Paula said...

wow, your project turned out great.

Rea' said...

So very pretty... love your "process" and those textures look fun !

Micki said...

ooooohhhhh I love it. And I loved it even when you thought it was a disaster. I had to chuckle, because all of my projects seem to go the same way. Love the texture and love that awesome green colored tag.... beautiful.

Donna-Marie said...

Very inspiring!!!

Julie Lee said...

It looks really beautiful. This is a lesson in not abandoning a project - things can turn out brilliantly with the right approach. Thank you for sharing. Julie Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous, I love it! Your layering is fab. x

Broni said...

This is so gorgeous, Sue! I love that you gave us all the details - good and bad!!

ednamburgess said...

Lots of steps but the end results looks great. Edna

Tracy said...

Beautiful and soooo touchy feely Sue!!