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Art Journal – Houses or Homes

I have a thing about houses

I journal in an A4 pad and struggle with words, well I think that I have made a breakthrough with that. I am practising my lettering, I think that because I am dyslexic (boy that was hard to spell, so grateful for spell check) I developed bad writing, as a way to hide spelling errors. This is a quick description of how I made the page. The stamps are old ones from Stampendous.

Quick coat of black gesso (I don’t always use gesso depends on the paint that I am going to use)
I used a brick stencil and some Sludge Paste

What is Sludge Paste I here you ask. Well when you stencil with different colours of paste and get them mixed put them all in an empty pop and use it when you are going to add colour over the top.

I have painted my sludge paste with Cosmic Shimmer Kaleidoscope paint

The Kaleidoscope paint includes grit to add even more texture.

While I was doing the page I was listening to an interview with Jon Kabat-Zin. The phrase really struck me.
the other page that I created at the same time.

I think that I like houses because I wonder what the lives inside them is like and the wonder of people.

Thank you for stopping in and please if you have time and live in the North East of Scotland could you please fill in my survey. Thank you

Dorothy x

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Journal Cover

I have been researching Bullet Journaling for the past few months, making it difficult for myself because I had to make it mine! This weekend I made a cover for my journal. So here is the cover and some of the process. I will share more of the inside soon.

A project that I am really happy with!
This is the paint that I used. It is from Pink Ink Designs.

The paint is great for loads of different surfaces and has a lustre sheen I used the Atlantic Blue Lustre and the Turquoise Wave Shimmer, and of course Sparkle Star.

just squeeze out some paint on to a none stick mat and mix to vary the colour depth
I wanted a messy look. I have used Craft Canvas from my craft stash.
I stencilled the Turquoise Wave through the Lisa Horton Worn Hessian Stencil.
I hope that you can see the sparkle
For the inside I cut 2 pieces of thick A4 card 22 x 22 cm
Then I scored the 2 pieces of card to create a spine
I used book tape to tape the card together over lapping the spine for strength. Then I wrapped elastic around and tied it off. I wrapped the elastic around so that I could add three sections to my journal.
I used Pink Stamps Hinge and Bracket and stamped them on a separate panel. I hand wrote the word believe and then stitched the panel on the front.

While stitching it all together I added some more elastic to use as a closer.

I stitched it together then add the zig-zag to finish it off.

My workshops will start again in February and if you have anything that you would like me to do let me know. I think that Journals and books may feature! Thanks for visiting see you soon.

Dorrie x