Good People Journal Page

This journal page was made for a photo I had sitting on my desk, and I have no idea where it came from.  I think someone gave it to me.  I love old photos, not reproductions of old photos, the real thing.  I love the feel of the paper and the smell, not just the subject matter.  This is the real thing.  DSC_0010I am entering this in the Stampotique challenge to use an old favorite stamp.  My border is that stamp.  This image is a timeless classic from Stampers Anonymous, Artful Mosaic P2-636.  I’ve used it as the focal point and maybe even as the background, but I don’t think I have ever used it as a boarder.  DSC_0005This is the final page in my art journal that I made from the novel, The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder that I found at a neighbor’s garage sale.  I added a coat of gesso to the pages and then a resist technique by applying embossing paste through a stencil.  I then sprayed some Lindy’s Stamp Gang inks.  I’m not crazy about color choice or the way it blended.  I blame the gesso.  It is not the best surface for spray inks.


The right side turned out better.DSC_0003

I added do-dads under and around the photo and called it good.  DSC_0004Thanks for stopping by!

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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2 Responses to Good People Journal Page

  1. massofhair says:

    Great colours and textures and loving the splatters and runs very much. Fabulous stamps and use of Hessian, loving the border 🙂 xxx

  2. Kay Wallace says:

    This is a great journal spread and piece of art, Sam! I loved reading the steps you used to create it! I, too, love old photos…and, yes, the real thing! Much like the smell of new papers, the smell of old papers inspire me. You have great color and texture here, giving your background a vintage feel–perfect for honoring that old photo! A great post! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge!

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