Art Journals are so ‘in’ this season and here, at Canvas Corp Brands, we have everything you might need to get started. From 7gypsies Starter Journals and Architextures Books (which can be your bases), through a variety of embellishments like brass domes, Architextures basis and loads more, to Tattered Angels paints of all imaginable type and colour. With all the choice you can create anything and everything.
Aga Baraniak, our vintage art journalist in residence, is sharing with you her take on a rather unusual -but how effective!- vintage journalling with some metal elements. She uses bits of wire and metal chains as well as other brass bits and bobs. All that topped up with a bit of texture and colour and.. voila!
‘ I wanted to make a vintage style journal with a delicate industrial feel. It’s a story of two lovers who lost each other but whose aim is to find each other and their happiness again. The fate wasn’t merciful but the time will unite them again. I made a mixed media background with various shades of navy and purple. I finished by adding some stamps to the background. I used wire, screws and metal badges as embellishments – they add the industrial feel to the project and are my signature element. Adding calligraphy enriched the mood of the project.’ – says Aga.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Night b4 Christmas
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Very Purple
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Afraid Of The Dark
7gypsies charms – Time
7gypsies clear stamp – Avignon
7gypsies Harmony: 8×8 paper pad
7gypsies Gypsy Pack: Vintage Writing
Canvas Corp Decorative Hardware – Vintage Brass
Vintage Trinkets – Prima Marketing Finnabair
Stamps: Lemonade Stamps, Finnabair, DarkroomDoor
Ephemera Prima Marketing, mój drucik,
VIVA decor crackle paint – white
Drawing inks by Renesans
White gesso Finnabair
Heavy body gel medium by Renesans
various metal elements and wire
hot glue gun
Beautiful, isn’t it? You can always use your own colour combinations and a variety of embellishments. You could also use some mini flowers to soften the mood and add a feminine touch.
Enjoy your crafting!