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Photograph your story - art journal pages BY LOUISE CROSBIE

Photograph your story - art journal pages BY LOUISE CROSBIE

Hi there.
Technically, this is my first craft project of 2023. It’s taken me a while to get going what with one thing or another (life lol).
So I started gently with some art journaling. I made it even easier by using some Finnabair rubon transfers so I didn’t have to engage my brain too much. 
 One of the nice things about crafting with a specific set or range of products is, all of the coordinating and matching has been done for you.
Plus these rubons are so resilient (unlike some I’ve had in the past that tear as soon as you breath on them ) it made them very easy to work with. 
I made my background using mostly distress oxides applied with blending tools. I also put some of the oxides through a dusty attic stencil to get my nice circle motif started. The circles happened because I was watching a live stream by Nuneka Box and she was doing circles all over the place. She made me want circles lol.
Some splashes of water over the oxide inks added to the interest on the background. I let my ink dry thoroughly before starting to add the rubon transfers, just in case the oxides were not a great medium for rubons. But they went on really easily. 
The majority of the elements on the pages are the rubons. I’ve layered them over each other in places. I’ve also used a little bit of the Tim Holtz acetate film strip and used a script stencil and archival ink to add some lettering.
I finished it off by adding some gold metallique wax around the edges and through a circle stencil to add some metallic bling to it.
My Art journaling is often done with a personal message or a representation of something that’s happening in my life or I have on my mind and, while I don’t wish to bore you with the deeper meaning, I can say, although it’s not the most aesthetically  beautiful page I’ve ever done,  I’m happy with the way it turned out. It says what I needed and wanted it to say. And it was really relaxing and enjoyable to do too. 
Thank you for visiting the blog. 
Till next time,
Supply List.
I'm using a Stamperia Mixed media art journal with the following supplies:

Distress Oxides: Walnut stain, frayed burlap, Mustard seed, cracked pistachio
Finnabair rub-on transfers: Photo passion
The Dusty Attic: Circuit stencil
Finnabair stencil: Read My Letter
metallique wax: White Gold
Idea-ology: Film strip ribbon
Liquid acrylic: Burnt Sienna (for splatters)
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Sue - January 27, 2023

Great to see you getting going with your crafting. Lovely Louise style page. X

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