Friday, March 25, 2016

What will be...

Thank you Bobbi for this beautiful art journal inspiration!!! 

Hi everyone!  Bobbi here with you today, I have a journal page to share!
  Let me walk you through how I put this layout together.  I applied a thin layer of white gesso to my journal pages and let air dry. I wanted my pocket card to have movement when I opened the page.  I secured the Tim Holtz Pocket Card to the page using tissue tape.
 I gave the front and back of the pocket card a wash of white gesso to soften the pattern for stamping.
  Then to add a bit of pattern to my pages, I used my Block and Plus Tim Holtz Layering Stencils and some Twisted Citron & Picket Raspberry Distress Paints.  Laying down color with sponge and picking up excess with baby wipes.
 I stamped bird with black Archival Ink onto mixed media cardstock, then cut out with coordinating die.  I usually have a few leftover pieces from previous projects and thought this feather would fit in nicely.  I added a little color with some watered down Picked Raspberry Distress Paint.  Then adhered the bird and feather to the journal page with Matte Distress Collage Medium.
 Then I stamped Yvonne Blair Designs Stamps "Accept What Is" and "Sketch Heart" with black archival ink to the front and back of the pocket card.  I added splatters to the layout with white gesso, Black Soot and Picket Raspberry Distress Paint.
 Now for a little texture.  I just repeated the pattern of the plus stencil randomly using Matte Transparent Texture Paste.  Then let air dry.
  I wanted to really pull the texture out and emphasize the corners of my layout so, I added some Black Soot Distress Crayons...smudging as I applied.
 To finish off my journal spread, I added some Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs here and there.  Along with a Big Chat sticker in the center of the Sketch Heart.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my art journal today!


  1. A really beautiful page Bobbi and a great step by step too! xx

  2. Such beautiful elements and an amazing color scheme!