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“Fly” Ledger ART Journal Spread

The Architextures Vintage books and ledgers are available in several different looks and sizes. They work as Art Journals, Photo albums, writing books and are great in combination with your favourite Tattered Angels Mists or any of your other favorite craft products.

Today, Crew Member Marie Johansson shows us how she made an Art Journal spread in her Ledger Spiral book.

Marie tells us – “I have been looking for a perfect small book or journal for my Art Journaling, and when I saw the preview of the Architextures collection, I just knew I found the perfect one among the books and journals there. The vintage-feel pages are perfect as they can be kept as they are or covered with clear gesso to preserve the print, or covered with white gesso for a more distressed effect. I´m sure my little Ledger journal will be one of my best craft companions throughout this year. Let me show you how I made one of the first spreads.”


Supplies from Canvas Corp Brands:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dragonfly
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sapphire
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Jack Frost
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Atlantic
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Mist  Imperial Blue
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Mist Aqua
Tattered Angels  Baseboard Mist Sky
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Wave
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Sapphire
7gypsies Architextures Vintage Spiral Book Ledger
7gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire
7gypsies Parchment Rub-ons Grow

Step 1
To ensure that your ledger journal pages don´t tear or absorbe too much paint, cover them with a coat of white gesso. After drying, apply pieces of the Architextures Chicken Wire.

Step 2
Start adding the Mists. Blend the different formulas by adding them with a brush, spray, blend with water etc. Dry in between layers and work until you feel happy with the result.

Step 3
Create more texture and dimension by adding random patterns with a brush dipped in Glimmer Glam. Dry. Cut out pieces from the Parchment Rub-On and apply on the pages. Finish off with splatters of mist blended with water to add a grungy feel.


The finished journal:

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Choose from a great selection of Tattered Angels Mists & Paints when working in your Art Journal. Combine them with the 7gypsies Architextures collection and make your next masterpiece.


Happy Crafting!



I live with my partner and my two children, in a small village the North of Sweden. I work as a Intensive Care Nurse (with Cardiology as speciality). My "style" is colourful and playful. I often use a lot of papers and embellishments. I try to have the photo in focus, and to reflect the feeling of the photo in the layout. I also makes cards and altered projects. If I would call my style something - well maybe Playful Punk Chic? (if i do a romantic layout, I can´t help giving it a playful twist...)


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