Hi there, Autumn Clark with you today to share a project from my latest junk journal featuring the new (must have) stamp set, Grunge Marks. This versatile set is perfect for creating backgrounds for any of your crafty projects.
I picked up this very old 3-ring binder at a secondhand store.
The lovely, worn fabric cover will be a great surface to alter. I emptied the address ledger pages and filled the book with chipboard pages cut to size.
On the inside covers, I adhered torn old French book pages with Mod Podge. I adhered tissue tape as well, particularly along the creases to reinforce the spine. I gave a light coat of gesso to tone down the text. I sprayed various inks and moved them around by spraying water onto the edges to create a lightly colored background.
I chose the stripe stamp for my main pattern because it reminds me of corrugated cardboard. I stamped it with light brown archival ink. Next, I stamped the small lined pattern with grey ink, overlapping the stripes. I added layers of vintage papers, along with a Found Relatives photo with distressed edges.
I used a permanent marker to add my journaling and then stamped the repeating circles to fill any gaps.
I stamped the harlequin in black over the paper seams to blend the layers. I added a fluffy bow for dimension with a rounded safety pin to the binder.
For my sentiment, I gessoed a piece of chipboard and sprayed it with light brown inks, then embossed the Wander Quote stamp in gold and cut it out. I used the marker to add shadows to the text. I mounted it onto the layout to highlight the focal image. What fun it was to work with these amazing designs! I hope you are inspired and more importantly, will put the Grunge Marks stamp set on order. Its uses are endless and I know you will be pleased.
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Tree Branch, Shadow Grey
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Fine Tipped Permanent Marker
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Grunge Marks Art Journal Page