Thursday, August 16, 2012

Art Journal-Abundant Life

abundant life 2 w border

Still hanging in there with art journal attempts, because (1) I love the “idea” of it; (2) I love the process. But I am still not pleased with my outcomes. For now, I’ll keep at it.

For this one, I used the moleskine small sketchbook that I have designated as my “inspiration journal.” I covered the two pages with gesso and then used gel medium to adhere a piece of 7 Gypsies Tissue Paper (“Life”). I used several distress stains to achieve my desired background color: Picket Fence, Spiced Marmalade, and Aged Mahogany. I used stamps from Claudine Hellmuth and Tim Holtz. The tag was inked with Spiced Marmalade, edges inked with Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Inks. The crinkled seam binding on the tag was stained with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain. I sprayed the entire layout with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.

I want to be inspired to claim the promise from Jesus of “the abundant life” that He came to give.


okienurse said...

Awesome! I love the layers and depth in these journal pages. Keep on keeping on cause you are doing all the right things so don't despair! Vickie

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

We are our own worst critics, but truly Barbara this is wonderful! The color and all the designs and words are perfect! It's symmetrical and that always pleases my ocd eye. You do fantastic work, and your genres in the paper craft world have totally blossomed in such a short have talent lady!!!

Jenny Marples said...

Love this way of adding texture/dimension to a flat page! You may not be convinced but I am :)) Tis fab! Hugs, Buttons x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it! You have so much beautiful depth here and the colors are terrific.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous pages... I'm your newest follower - so glad I had time to browse today, unlike yesterday's fleeting visit to your Compendium of Curiosities entry!
Alison x