This 2-Sided Distressed Art Journal Page was created for a Swap I participated in. The directions called for an Altered, Tattered and Timeworn Art Journal Page. Embrace Imperfection is my motto when creating distressed pieces so I decided to make it the focal point of this page. There are project photos for both sides of the pages.
This is the completed back side of the Art Journal Page. It was supposed to be “lightly” decorated so I didn’t use many add-ons.
For the front, I used Distress Stains in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, spritzed with water and then swiped the card stock through the inks and heat set.
I sponged Brushed Bronze Distress Ink through the TH Faded Dots Stencil and Walnut Stain Distress Ink through the Splatter Layering Stencil. “Embrace Imperfection” was stamped in SU! Early Espresso Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Wild Honey Distress Ink was sponged through the TH Measured Stencil and the script letters from the Typeography Stamp Set were randomly stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Idea-ology Mini Gears were adhered to the page.
A piece of Grunge Board was die cut with TH’s Gadget Gears Die and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then rubbed with Versamark Ink and embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to give it the appearance of being “Rusty.” It was cut in half and adhered to the page.
Chit Chat Stickers were sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink and adhered to the page with a Tiny Attacher. A Black Soot Distress Marker was used to outline the stickers and then smudged.
All edges of the page were distressed with a Distress Tool and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The whole page was then adhered to a piece of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ SU! Chocolate Chip Cardstock.
The back page was inked with Distress Stains in the same color but Brushed Bronze Distress Stain was added to the Craft Sheet with the inks and the card stock that was used was SU! Very Vanilla. (Regular Cardstock takes the ink differently than Manila Cardstock.)
Random Stamps were used as Background Stamps: Distress Damask; NY/London from Papillon and the Postage Stamp and Clock from Mini Classics. The edges of the card stock were distressed with a Distressing Tool and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
A piece of Filmstrip was attached to the side of the page with a Tiny Attacher. It was then adhered to the back of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock.
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