Hey everyone! Suzanne here today to share with you a scrappy art journal page that I’ve created in my 7gypsies Mix and Match Bee Book! I will take a moment to say that this book is everything short of perfection. Because I’m a “messy” scrapper, I have the tendency to print duplicate pictures in case I “messy” one up. Needless to say, I’ve accumulated a small collection of “messy” pictures! Well, these become perfect to use for art journal pages.
The Mix and Match Bee Book is perfect for these type pages-there are 8 gorgeous designs (5 of each) to choose from. Most importantly, they are all completely detachable! This is a huge bonus for me because I like to do lots of stitching on my pages and detaching the page is a huge plus!
Once the page is complete, it’s easy to pop it back into the rings-which also lends itself to being an actual album to store the pages! See, perfect right?
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Nougat”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Patina”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Dijon”
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Gilded Gold”
Canvas Corp Blue and Ivory Mini Dot Rev Paper
7gypsies Architextures Mix and Match Bee Book
7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-ons “Grow”
Compose Your Life Blank Water Media Paper by Aga Baraniak
liquid glue, gesso, palette knife
32-gauge gold wire, masking tape
sewing machine for stitching
stamps, ink, phrase sticker, chipboard arrows, sequins
I began the page by sparingly applying a coat of gesso to the background with a palette knife and let dry.
Next, using a little water and a paintbrush, I applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in “Dijon” until I was happy with saturation (drying between each application). Once the layers were dry, with the paintbrush I applied splatters in “Nougat, Patina, and Gilded Gold.”
I added wire with staples and masking tape just to add some texture to the background. I also added the little star rub-ons from the “Grow” parchment sheet. I have used a lot of rub-ons in my day, but I will honestly say these are some of the easiest-most buttery rub-ons that I’ve ever had the pleasure of using!
To add more texture, I stamped several images in the inked area and let dry.
The envelope in the front of the book is a handy place to keep leftover bits and bobbles from previous projects. That’s where I found the star die-cuts! After adding stitching, the background is complete!
I finished this fun art-journal page by adding more ink to the picture (to mask the oopsies from it’s original use), chipboard and sequins, and by making a tag using Canvas Corp Blue and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse patterned paper.
I really hope you’ve been inspired to use those pictures or bits from other projects to create a fun and unique art-journal page!
Thanks for stopping by!