Hello crafty friends!
This post is all about my adventures using masking tape in my journaling and I am linking it up to the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* blog where this month we are all playing with texture. Several crafty friends have joined me in trying to learn mixed media better. We all meet up at Splitcoaststampers.com in a monthly challenge we call MMJ. We watch at least two videos on a technique and then try it. We are on our 5th challenge - masking tape.
I have lots and lots and lots of texture on these pages. The first two have a ton of masking tape and the last has just a tiny bit (had to take some off to achieve where I was going in my head - lol).
All have a base of 5x6 Amazon Box cardboard, layered with white gesso then layers of tape (drywall tape used on the top two as well), then paint or paper or both. I used Arteza Gouche paint and Dylusions spray on the top two.
These are going in a ring journal I am making for my daughter - the backside of each one has a letter to her of encouragement and also how proud I am of her. I am doing one of these for everyone attending my birthday this year. I plan to have a wine and cheese party (one of those elaborate fruit and cheese boards). I want to play charades or some other fun group games like Apples to Apples or something.
This first page is all about how Crystal has embraced the outdoors and can hunt and fish better than most men. I love that she has embraced her husband's hobbies - something I never did but wish I had. I did steal and old rusty metal piece from his tackle box to add to this. The fish is from SU! and was watercolored to match the colors on the page (which are last week's color challenge colors at Splitcoaststampers.com).
This one celebrates her beauty and style and great hair (she has the best hair and it is sooo thick). This picture was taken at a winery on her birthday. I used die cuts sent by a friend.
This one is not that great but it is very meaningful. It is a picture of both my girls. It is celebrating that they have finally become good friends after many years of sisterly fights, slights, and frights! Hence the mended hearts and numbers. I prayed for this and hoped it would happen one day. I figured it would because I became much better friends with my sister when we were older. This page was inspired by a Nightmare Before Christmas puppet.