I'm so excited, I just had to share my news. I've been asked to be on Practical Scrappers Design Team! Today, I am sharing my first design team project with you and it's a page from my art journal. "New Beginnings" was the theme for this particular entry. When I think of new beginnings, I think of spring. All the snow is gone, the birds are coming back, everything is new, fresh and full of color.
To start with, I am using a dylusions journal, I just love the weight of the paper. It really holds up quite nicely with all the paint, water, distressing and everything I put it through. The paints that were used are Tim Holtz Distress Paints. After Tim's paints dry they are 100% permanent, not all paints are permanent. Gesso is a must! Any stencils with fun patterns that you have on hand works great for laying down the color. Make sure paint is dry before you go on to the next color, that's the key. Layering scraps of fabric and even thread just adds interest to the page. The fun thing about an art journal, is there are no mistakes. Art journals are wonderful creative outlet and a fun way to experiment with color! I encourage you to give it a try. I hope you'll head over to Practical Scrappers, their website is full of great scrapbook, card and paper crafting ideas. Thanks for looking.