Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sense of Wonder

I am currently reading "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon. There is a section in the book that really resonated with me to never stop learning. I love learning new techniques, reading, and diving into new found books. I created this art journal page in my response to the book.

I started out by adhering some torn book pages to the background and then spraying it with Dylusions Ink Spray. Next I used the color bleaching technique found over at the Craft Stamper June Challenge.  I then added in some dyed modeling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil.

I wanted to cover up a bit more of the book pages and tone down the background just a bit so I scraped some white acrylic paint over everything. I then went around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped a Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp around the edges.

I used the tattered floral dye to cut out some flowers out of corrugated cardboard. I then used some acrylic paint to highlight the raised edges. I used the Dylusions spray to color some canvas, cheesecloth,  a doily, and some torn paper that I layered together on my background.

I stamped the saying onto tissue paper and the adhered that to my page. I like the way the tissue paper disappears into the background and the Dylusions spray comes forward a bit (because it is water soluble)

Lastly I added in my picture which I found at the Graphics Fairy. I inked around the edges and adhered it to a piece of cardstock to pop it off just a bit more. I then roughed up the edges a bit and adhered that to the page.

I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge. Be sure to stop into both blogs to see more wonderful projects. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my page.


  1. What stunning work (as usual :) !!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  2. Gorgeous background! The bleach blocking looks great. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. ~ Renee xxx

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the interesting background you created and the design is great. Such a fun image too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  4. This journaling is so full of gorgeous texture! The bleach blocking gives that bit more depth which looks awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge.
    Dot x

  5. Loving all the layers on your journal entry and your bleach blocking :-)
    Beautiful picture and that sentiment is so true.
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
    Tracy xxx

  6. Goregous pages. love all the layering. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  7. Love this .... great job with the bleach blocking technique. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  8. Great to see a journal page, love the bleach blocking, fab layout. Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

  9. Wow, so much detail to see! love it! Thank you for playing along with this months challenge over at the Craft Stamper blog! xx

  10. Really gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!