Simple Sayings Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a second journal spread in my upcycled vintage binder. You can find the details on how I converted this old book in my post here.  I wanted to use a subtle watercolour palette of blues and greens, mixed with vintage paper layers to coordinate with the worn grey cloth cover.


First I embossed the Polka Dots Texture Stamp with white embossing powder across my gessoed pages. Next, I sprayed inks to add some color, then layered more stamping with the French Script in brown and Fancy Flourish in blue. A few strips of washi added texture.
I layered vintage papers, a doily, paper lace, and a Found Relative in bundles over my background.  
I stamped the repeated open circles from the Grunge Marks stamp set in brown over some of my layers for interest.
Here you can see how beautifully the layers of stamping blend from page to page.  
I stamped this precious sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol. 2 set onto adhesive canvas and overlaid a sentiment sticker. My journaling overlaps the various layers, all reflections of this simple saying. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Fancy Flourish Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol. 2 Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pads: Coffee, Cornflower Blue
Spray Inks
Tissue Tape
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Vintage Papers
Fine Tipped Permanent Marker

I hope this project encourages you to use your Simple Sayings sets in new ways. They are truly perfect for cardmaking, but are wonderfully versatile for all of your artsy needs.  


pooja commented on 21-Feb-2017 08:00 PM
Loved the background work a lot and colors ,layers look Beautiful !
Anne commented on 21-Feb-2017 08:58 PM
Wonderful layering Autumn, I really love the white embossing and your colour choices...
Astrid commented on 22-Feb-2017 05:35 AM
A wonderful project Autumn! Love the soft vintage colour palette and great use of those beautiful stamps!
Alison Bomber commented on 22-Feb-2017 07:29 AM
Absolutely glorious! Love that textured background, and wonderful ephemera collaging. And those words look so cool on the canvas. Lovely, Autumn!
Alison x
Marty Fishman commented on 22-Feb-2017 10:07 PM
Wonderful, Autumn! I love the colors you used and all of the layering - your pages really do blend well. Thank you for sharing your process!!
coco commented on 10-Mar-2017 12:17 AM
A delicate and very beautiful vintage page Autumn!! Thanks for the tutorial :)
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