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If you are a frequent blog visitor, you know my favorite colors are beiges and browns. I struggle to create in other colors. This is especially evident in my Art Journal! I am forcing myself to use different colors! As a result, these pages are not my favorites. LOL – I'm showing them here because I have a Stamping Friend who always tells me she can "never" do Vintage/Distress. Things don't always turn out the way I'd like but I'm trying to remember Art Journaling is truly a Journey! So, like Nike says: "Just DO IT!"
These pages were created using Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and Distress Paints. To create the background, I put pieces of Tissue Tape randomly across both pages. Next, I "smushed" Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Paints onto a Craft Sheet, spritzed them with water and smushed the pages into the ink. Then, dried with a Heat Tool. Broken China and Pumice Stone Distress Inks were added to the pages for additional color. The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
"Leave Ordinary Behind" (from TH Random Quotes Stamp Set) was stamped in SU! Basic Gray Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The Script stamp from TH Classics #16 Stamp Set was inked in Archival Black Ink and pressed in different spots on the pages. An Idea-Ology Compass Coin, Spinner and Key Hole were attached to the pages with Glue Dots.
"Remember the Now" was stamped in Archival Black Ink. The Corner Stamp from TH Classics #16 Stamp Set was stamped in the lower left and right pages using Archival Black Ink that was rubbed onto the stamp to create a second-generation look. An Idea-Ology Pen Nib was added to the page with Glue Dots.