I've been wanting to do Art Journaling for a loooong time! I love looking at other people's work but I've always felt that, somehow, Art Journaling is for "Real Artists." That has stopped me from even attempting to try it! As another birthday approaches, I find myself taking stock and although my life hasn't always been easy, I am blessed in every way that matters. I love my family and I am so proud of who my children have become! I have been honored to be here to raise them and privileged to be their mom. My husband still makes me laugh after thirty years! I have very few regrets. I don't think I can ask for more than that!
I realize I'm not goin to be around forever so, I thought about it and decided it would be nice to have a place to record all my favorite quotes and techniques. If you asked me, I'd tell you to definitely "Go For It!" So…Here's my first attempt.
This is a Ranger's Small Creative Art Journal that is 5" x 8". These pages are all Tim Holtz Distress Productsl in our favorite colors – brown, brown, brown and more brown!
I started with the Mini Distress Ink Pack #3 (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Black Soot) I "smushed" them onto my Craft Mat and spritzed them with lots of water. Then I smushed the pages into the inks and heat set.
This is my favorite quote! I stamped it in Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink and embossed it in Clear Embossing Powder. The stamp on the top and bottom of it were embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
I like the grunge here but I think I'll do more with texture on the next couple of pages. I'll post them when they're done. Thanks for stopping by! 😀