I have quite a few photos showing many of the steps I took to make my page - I wanted to start out with acrylic paints - and although I am trying to get comfortable with the Tim Holtz/grunge/steampunk look - I find I'm still kind of a neat freak. Since I really didn't know what I was going to do - I started my work on a panel of white card stock instead of working directly on the page in my journal - so if I made a complete mess - I could start over!
So - after covering the page with White Gesso and letting it dry - I brushed 3 different colors of Dina Wakley Acrylic paints (Sky, White, Lemon) mixed with a lot of water - over the page.
Thinking I wanted it a little darker - I brushed on more paint I realized after I was done - if I waited between colors - they wouldn't have blended so much - but I really wasn't sure what I was trying to do anyway - so I continued on!
After that dried overnight I added some birds in flight using Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and Dina Wakley's Birds Stencil. (I am SO impatient! I want to go from one step to the next in one sitting - and that just cannot happen with paints and embossing pastes!) I'm realizing you have to allow 4-5 days to make a journal page if you are using paints and pastes!
The next day - I did more stenciling using Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste and Dina Wakley's Plastic Canvas stencil. The paste looks sort of white here because I had just put it on - but it drys clear.
So now I felt the paint colors and gold embossing paste were too bright and 'clean' - so I mixed some white paint with a lot of water and brushed a 'wash' over the whole page to tone it down.
After the wash dried - I spritzed the whole page with Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray. Then I just started adding things - Remnant Rubs, Chit Chat Stickers, Film Strip Ribbon adhered with my Tiny Attacher, and Deco Type Industrious Stickers. I drew around the Chit Chat Stickers with a black Stabilo Pencil and rubbed it with my finger to blend the lines in.
The clock face is cut from a piece of paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash/Collage pad. I brushed Rusty Hinge Distress Paint over the Game Spinner - dried it with my heat tool and adhered it through the page with a brad - I realize now I should have added two hands for a clock (DUH!!) The sentiment is from Tim Holtz set - Classics #16. Along the bottom I inked Tim's Cargo Stencil with Archival Orange Blossom Ink.
I also have found it's tricky to know when to stop adding things on to a project. Sometimes you find out when you add that 'one more thing' and it ruins the project (!) I stopped here for my page - layered it to a slightly larger piece of black card stock (to give me a clean edge!) and adhered it into my Journal - and I'm happy with it!
In addition to the A Vintage Journey Challenge
I'm also entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Stencils and Pastes
and the August eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge - any kind of Embossing
Stamps: Classics #16 - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Paper: White, True Black - PTI, Tim Holtz Paper Stash/Collage.
Ink: Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Archival Jet Black and Orange Blossom
Accessories: Non Stick Craft Sheet, Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints Sky, White, Lemon, Dina Wakley Brushes, Dina Wakley Birds Stencil and Plastic Canvas, Ranger Distresser, Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray, Black Stabilo Pencil, Scor Tape, Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, Idea-ology - Film Strip Ribbon, Game Spinners, Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs Botanicals, Industrious stickers/Deco Type, Mini Blending tool, Ranger Tiny Attacher, Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold and Translucent Embossing Pastes, palette knife, Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil.