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Tall Ships 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 favorite Tattered Angels Mists or any of your other favorite craft products.

Today, I’m sharing an Art Journal spread from my Ledger Spiral Book which I use as my to go Art Journal these days. I think it works perfectly since it is of small size (5″x7″) and the spiral binding makes it easy to keep open when it gets bulky from the embellishments used in it.

As I wanted my spread to have a nautical theme, I picked blue as my main color and combined it with a splash of red and nautical themed embellishments. I used these products from Canvas Corp Brands:

Let me take you trough how I made it:

Step 1

Prime your pages with white gesso then spinkle on water when dry. Spray on your chosen mists – start with the lightest shade (for me Blue Bubbles); water makes the colors blend nicely. Dry with a heater before next step.

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Step 2

Apply High Impact paint to the edges of the pages by using your finger tip. To get the right amount, dip your finger in the paint sitting in the lid. Dry the page with a heater.journal spread tattered angels journal spread tattered angels
Step 3

Randomly apply crackle paint mixed with a dark shade of Glimmer Mist (I used Jack Frost). Dry with a heater to speed up the crackling. Cut the images you want to use from the rub on sheet and apply to the pages. 

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Step 4

Make mist splatters with a fine brush (I used Rose Red mist in this case); keep on going til you feel satisfied with the amount of splatters. Do some random stamping with a script stamp and then finish off with sentiment stickers. 

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Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Tall Ships Art Journal Spread' has 1 comment

  1. August 1, 2017 @ 6:53 am Cathy Frailey

    Wow – that is absolutely delicious!


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