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.
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
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
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.
Simple Sayings Art Journal Page