Well I haven't got around to any more art journal pages. It's been a couple of weeks of sickness here, as well as trying to reorganise my stamp stash - that is one big job!
But I do have my August Calendar page to show. I was inspired to go vintage this month. I began with layers of book paper, and applied a paint wash over it. I love how the book paper went a bit wrinkly in there. I roughed up the edges as well and added some distress inks and stamps to the edges to help frame with that vintage feel.
Hubby gave me some water colour paints a few months ago for my birthday in a convenient little stacker so I can take them with me when we go on holidays, but I used them on the butterflies here, and I love how they turned out!
I combined a bunch of stamps and inks to give me doilies, and hanging decorations for the month title.
I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I am playing along with Kate Crane's monthly calendar journal page.
I am entering this calendar page into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week where the theme is paint. I figured I used a paint wash on the background, and water colour paints for the butterflies - so why not?
Thanks for visiting :)
old book paper
distress ink - tumbled glass, pumice stone, frayed burlap, walnut stain
faber castell pitt pen - brown
water colour paints
kaiser papers - Cafe Culture 'latte'
MME papers - Bella Bella French Flea Market 'floraleque'
basic gray 'flourish edges'
kaiser 'tea at elsie's'
wplus9 'flora & fauna'
kaiser 'silly season'
darkroom door 'alphabet medley'
kimberley poloson 'flourishes'