Art Journalling

 

Susanne says:

“When I create art journal pages I normally take my journal and start to play. Recently I decided to work on the pages first and bind my journal later! That makes stamping and stencilling much easier, because your page is flat. Another bonus is that you can work on a few pages simultaneously, while the others are drying.

When making this project, I was inspired by these cute little textured houses from Rubber Dance. I wanted to create something whimsical with a spring feeling. That idea also brought me to the sentiment I've used for the title.

My background is a collage of patterned papers. When I work with papers on the background I prefer to use thinner paper, as they are easier to adhere and you don’t end up with raised edges. I often begin a project with collage as it gives you a great base to layer upon. I like to build my makes with many layers to give the finished piece more dimension. The main images were stamped on different backgrounds. I used gelli print scraps and blank paper. Combining these creates a lot more interest.”

Check out the full step by step tutorial in the May issue of Craft Stamper magazine to recreate the look!