Still hanging in there with art journal attempts, because (1) I love the “idea” of it; (2) I love the process. But I am still not pleased with my outcomes. For now, I’ll keep at it.
For this one, I used the moleskine small sketchbook that I have designated as my “inspiration journal.” I covered the two pages with gesso and then used gel medium to adhere a piece of 7 Gypsies Tissue Paper (“Life”). I used several distress stains to achieve my desired background color: Picket Fence, Spiced Marmalade, and Aged Mahogany. I used stamps from Claudine Hellmuth and Tim Holtz. The tag was inked with Spiced Marmalade, edges inked with Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Inks. The crinkled seam binding on the tag was stained with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain. I sprayed the entire layout with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle.
I want to be inspired to claim the promise from Jesus of “the abundant life” that He came to give.