Sail Journal Page

I haven’t shared the process for awhile so for today I decided to add a few pictures of the transformation the art journal page takes from beginning to end.  This art journal is an old text book.  I started by ripping up some beautiful Prima paper and gluing it to the book pages.

DSC_0002Then I topped it all with a light coat of gesso, making sure that I didn’t cover the patterned paper too much. Then it was time for some texture.  I colored my modeling paste with some Perfect Pearls.


Using a stencil, I applied the colored modeling paste randomly to the page.

DSC_0004I also added a little Viva Decor Modeling Creme in light blue.  Once everything was dry I sprayed it with ink from a variety of manufactures.  I love how it clings to the edges of the modeling paste!


DSC_0010Now for the yummy bits and pieces.  I added a variety of cutouts and ephemera. Here is a doily which was sprayed with ink to match my color scheme.  I added a vintage label on top – sorry I don’t recall from what lovely paper pack it came from.  DSC_0012

I added a stamp by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous for the sentiment.  I used embossing powder from Stampendous for the border and aged it with my favorite brown Distress Ink.

DSC_0018I added some sparkle with beads and mica flakes.  Mine are from the Finnabair line at Prima.

Here is the final product:DSC_0017



DSC_0016I want to thank France Papillon for the inspiration.  If you are familiar with France’s work, you will notice that the process and layout design here resembles hers.  I encourage everyone to check out here Youtube channel by clicking on her name above.  And if you like what you see, don’t forget to tell her.  Thanks 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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