Pieces of metal wire and other junk on a Vintage Art Journal Page

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! 

vintage art journal tattered angels

‘ 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.

vintage art journal tattered angels

Materials used:
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
Glossy Accents-Ranger
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

Renesans brushes
hot glue gun
heat 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.

You can always visit Aga’s blog and Instagram for more inspiration.

Enjoy your crafting!



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.

'Pieces of metal wire and other junk on a Vintage Art Journal Page' have 2 comments

  1. February 28, 2017 @ 12:40 pm Jorunn Andreassen

    Love your Art journaling Aga. I will never se junk as junk anymore ♥


  2. March 1, 2017 @ 10:35 am Dapoppins

    Love how you used the Canvas Corp decorative hardware! So creative. And thanks for the video, I really enjoyed watching your technique.


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