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Art Journaling with 49 and Market by LOUISE CROSBIE

Art Journaling with 49 and Market by LOUISE CROSBIE

Until very recently, I was never a scrapbooker. I didn’t see it as my thing so, although I’ve always loved nice papers, I’ve never really shown a great deal of interest in all the extras you can buy to go along with a collection. 
But it occurred to me that I don’t have to be a scrapbooker to make use of the gorgeous ephemera and rubons that come along with 49 and Market collections. I love art journaling, tag making, ATC ‘s, and on very rare occasions, I make birthday cards for my close relatives (mostly I inflict those upon my husband and my son). 
Needless to say that gave me a great excuse to go ahead and buy some of the beautiful “vintage artistry: serenity” collection. 
All of 49 and Market’s varied collections come with a range of extras to enhance your projects and it just makes it so hard to go wrong. They are colour matched, theme matched, give a choice of thickness, from minutely thin rubons to nice chunky chipboard. 
I’ve used a section of one of the 12x12 papers to build my art journal page composition onto. 
After adding texture through a stencil, I felt I’d lost a bit too much of the fine detail on the paper design but it was easily replaced using rubons featuring patches of text and and colour matched ink blots or paint splats. 
As is my way, I’ve added a little bit of a mixed media vibe to it too with gesso and paint. And I’ve even dripped Earl grey tea to it to add to the vintage look. 
Of course I still want to do a scrapbook page using the collection, as I do now do a bit of scrapbooking too. I totally blame Janine for that (and of course 49 and Market.).
Thanks for looking. 
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Sue - October 4, 2022

This is lovely. X

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