Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Mysterious Tale {Scrapki Art Journal Spread}

Whoop! It's reveal day at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo and I am SO EXCITED to share this bit with you! 

It's a double page art journal spread fitting into the theme of "A Tale of Mystery" :D so neat! I also needed to work inside a journal concentrated around the theme COLOR. They sounded like best friends to me. Here's the finished spread:

the left page!

 the right page!

The base is what came in the journal -- a nice heavy watercolor paper if I'm not mistaken :) There was a bit of pink paint on the bottom from a couple other pages that have been done in the journal -- I just went with it. They're very cool. The theme for this journal is COLOR -- and we're all sort of going in a rainbow theme with it, which is proving very cool. 

I prepped my pages by splattering and dropping Tim HOltz's newer Distress Stain Sprays up and down the edges of the spread. I used Picked Raspberries, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.

The left page was layered up with bits of Old Atlas, washi tape, paper reinforcements, a button, a tag, some golden fluid acrylic through a fine liner and two Viva Las VegaStamps! Rubber Stamps : King Fisher and one of my new art journaling designs : Writing Circles Background.

The right page is built up with similar items.. reinforcements, atlas, washi tape. But I also used some old Metal Forge #s and a glorious shiny vintage ribbon. Everything on both pages has been secured down with Prima Marketing / Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel. On this page I also used a stamp from my Destination Unknown release by 7 Dots Studio.

And the final bit : A Mysterious Tale Awaits Any Who Dare♥♥ handwritten on watercolor paper and trimmed to play with their layout.