Monday, September 1, 2014

Traveling Journal, Part 1

I have been fortunate to meet some very wonderful and talented friends here in cyberspace.  A group of Instagram artsy friends are participating in a traveling journal swap.  The first one arrived on my doorstep a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by the gorgeous mixed media cover that Sharon created using fabric, ribbons, thread, inks and paint.  Since I am the first stop on this journal's journey I had a lot of blank pages staring at me and taunting me to do something creative with them.  Several times I picked up the journal and then set it aside waiting for inspiration to strike.  I finally decided that it was time to just get messy and see what developed.  Here's what happened...

I used a mix of acrylic paints, Distress Paints, Dylusions spray inks, pens, washi tape, Distress Ink, dye ink, stamps and a page from an old phone book.  It was actually a lot of fun to start without a clear plan in mind.

To my US friends, I hope you're having a spectacular Labor Day.  My youngest and I are about to head out to the lake to enjoy a little sunshine.  :)


  1. You have used the beautiful Stampotique saying that i will one day own! Stunning pages, loving the flowers and the phone pages. am sure this book is going to be a treasured keepsake! :-) xxx

    1. I know what you mean! I finally got it after having it on my wish list forever. Problem is they have so many fab stamps to choose from that my wish list grows faster than my budget allows! ;)

  2. You did a beautiful job! That journal will look amazing by the end!

  3. Hello, Julie,
    these pages are great! I love both the brilliant colours and the cheerful drawings! I would like to learn and make something like that one day.



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