This page was inspired by a stamp from the Venetian Collection Vol 2 Stamp Set, a quote from Margaret Atwood “Everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise”
1. Randomly adhere torn pieces of vintage French book pages which are further distressed after a wash of Gesso. Randomly apply texture paste to the stencil. Once dry apply Distress Paints, spritzing with water, allowing the paints to drip down the page and blending with a baby wipe. Distress the book pages once again, peeling the paper away from the page before applying further washes of Gesso and Distress Paints.
2. Stamp small butterflies from Butterflies with Distress Inks Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet.
3. At this stage I journalled my thoughts and feelings in regard to the quote I would be incorporating into the page. As with my first journal page (but a matter of moments) I once again applied washes over my thoughts, you can choose to leave your journaling exposed.
4. With an old credit card or palette knife, swipe Gesso onto the page in bold strokes.
5. Stamp quote from Venetian Collection Vol 2, one large butterfly and two small butterflies onto vintage dressmaking tissue. Note that I partially stamped the large butterfly to create added interest. Adhere the quote, large and one small butterfly to the page with Gel Medium.
6. Cut out image from Photobooth Ladies, slightly distress the image and abrade the edges. Also to the edges apply Distress Paints Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet. Staple a fragment of fabric with Tiny Attacher.
7. Stamp letter from Correspondence onto a piece of watercolour paper (note:- I had this piece of watercolour paper which had previously been stained with dissolved walnut ink crystals and sprayed with homemade ink.) Apply Distress Paints to edges and adhere to the page.
8. Gather the Photobooth image and the last of the stamped butterflies. Adhere the butterfly to the Photobooth lady with Gel Medium further applying Gel Medium to the Photobooth to adhere to the page. Finally tuck a teeny piece of vintage lace beneath the fragment of fabric.
* Use a brayer to ensure good adhesion of the book text. Do not use your good inking brayer as you don’t want adhesive straying onto your brayer!
* Keep any fragments of fabric or lace to incorporate into your art.
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps: Venetian Collection Vol 2, Butterflies, Correspondence
Darkroom Door Photobooth: Ladies
Versafine – Vintage Speia
Staz-on Jet Black
Distress Paints:- Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
Distress Ink:- Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
TCW – Mini Specimens
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Extras:- fragments of fabric and vintage lace, vintage dressmaker tissue, vintage French book pages
This is only my second page but as with the first I found that in both instances the quote stamps used were a springboard for expressing my thoughts and it is certainly freeing, writing those thoughts knowing that I would all but obliterate them with Gesso and paint.
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