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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Be True Journal Page!

Good morning!  Sherry here with you today and it’s my turn to post another project for you.  I decided to try my hand at another journal page  . . . after seeing Micki’s yesterday, I wish I had done something else!  I loved her video . . .  if you missed it, you can find it here!

I guess when I first started working in my art journal, I made a subconscious decision to use it for inspirational quotes/phrases that would empower, inspire and motivate me.  Sometimes a girl needs a little help!


I started out by painting gesso down the spine of the pages, brushing excess onto the left hand page.  On the right hand page, I used a credit card and scraped the excess across the page all the way to the right border.  Distress Paints in Bundled Sage, Seedless Preserves, Broken China and Wild Honey were used to color the page.


The heart was applied using a stencil cut from chipboard and stippling in Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks.   With the stencil still in place, Unity Classified Newsprint was stamped in Archival Coffee.    The heart was then outlined with a black marker. 

Making sure there was room for my phrase, white embossing paste was applied to the corners of the page using another stencil die cut with a CrissCross pattern. 


Once the embossing paste had dried, more Wild Honey and Broken China paint was applied and rubbed around with my fingers.


The phrase was die cut from watercolor paper, painted with Aged Mahogany stain, and then over stamped in Archival Coffee with the Unity Classified Newsprint Stamp.  Each letter was then embossed with clear embossing powder.  There’s also a little over stamping through out with Unity Graffiti Art and Unity Tattered Chicken Wire.


Well, that’s all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and joining me!

eP Signature - Sherry Cheever

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Amanda said...

What a fab page love the texture
Amanda x

Clare Lloyd said...

wonderful page. fab texture and colours. x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous page Sherry ! Sue C x

Micki said...

I think that's a great idea about using your art journal for quotes. I really love how that heart and the quote stand out from that awesome background. Great, great page.

Sandy said...

Beautiful journal page Sherry!

Elly said...

Cool texture! Love the *artsy* look of this page (:o)

ParkNSlide said...

Love the bright, cheerful colors---makes me feel like I'm inside a rainbow!

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt and Micki are rocking the journal pages...beautiful textures and I am loving that quote and your heart is stunning!!
Tracy xxx

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Just gorgeous! Love the idea of inspirational quotes all in one place. Hope that credit card still works:o)

Kim said...

Beautiful work, Sherry!! Love that texture!

Erin Smetak said...

What a beautiful page! I love the textures and your heart is awesome!