Monday, August 2, 2021

Adventure Art Journal Page

I’ve managed another keepable art page spread in the stitched journal.
2 spreads down, 23 to go.

The pages in this journal are pre designed.

I’ve brayered on some heavy body white acrylic paint to disguise the web design.  Then glued down some left over strips of printed papers from another project.  I then sprayed Scattered Straw Oxide, then at very close range I sprayed Worn Lipstick Spray Stain.

Stamping on the mixed mediums for the solid black figure left light and dark sections of the image.  I’ve tried to disguise that fact as best I could.  I used archival ink so I’m not sure why that happened.

I’ve stamped the alphabet on the rough side of tracing paper with Distress Ink Black Soot.  Then tore around the edges.


I glued that to the page.

I added some number stenciling and stamping.  Lastly I added the small talk sentiment.  Oh, and a torn strip of text at the bottom to cover up a slop mess that didn’t turn out well.

I’ve also made a mixed media adventure postcard

Although tight rope walking will not be my great adventure, I’m up for closer to the ground adventures.

I’m linking to Art Journal Journey where the challenge this month is TYPE.  As text is a favorite part of journaling for me, I expect to participate with more than a single entry this month.


  1. I love it and so glad you go through the creative process!!

  2. I am fascinated by all your techniques starting from the pasted strips through to the torn papers, the strange black figure on a very loose tightrope, the mystical sayings and many more on the way. It is also a marvellous text festival. Sometimes it seems to me as if your art is a contest between you, the paints and the paper but you always win with the end result being an original and intriguing piece.
    Your adventure postcard is another example of this - the black figure is still trying to cross over and the white words give a strong impression of whispers in the background. There is a lot happening here with the flower being carried by Monsieur Tightrope and the two men in the corner, waiting for who knows what.

  3. Wow, what a fabulous journal page. I just love the figure on the tightrope, how good is that! He conveys your message on the page so well. Such a meaningful page which I can relate to at times.
    Love how you have used him again in a postcard but this time with additional figures and more meaningful words.
    I have no idea where you got these images/words from but they are simply wonderful.
    Love everything you have done here. Fab page!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. Fabulous journal page, Annie, and the postcard is wonderful, too. Thanks so much for linking to Neet's challenge at AJJ, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Wonderful pages and post card. I love your images, background creation, and the use of font. I feel like that man on the tightrope lately so he speaks to me (of course, I would have fallen off before a picture could be drawn or taken). Super well done!!!

  6. Wow, such stunning pages and I'm loving your postcard too! The strips of printed paper look amazing with the stamped elements and I love the white embossed type on the postacrad too 😁. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope that you're having a lovely week and wishing you a Happy August! Hugs, Jo x

  7. Your page and postcard are fantastic Annie, I love those images! I think I might use some of my handmade washi on my next 15 minute page, you've inspired me.
    Big hugs,

  8. Another great spread, and of course, I love the postcard! You've a gift for making the images stand out while making interesting, textural background. :)

  9. Very nice. I like the torn around the edges look.

  10. This is some wonderful art Annie. I like the look on the spread after you covered the web. I suppose the tightrope walker could have been walking on a web, but your is so much better. And I like postcard you made to go with it too. Life is usually full of adventures, even making art! Happy August and thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  11. I was in awe of both these beauties, but the journal page caught my eye because it was so different from the beginning to the end. I have found that the same ink takes different substrates differently, so that may be what you experienced with your man on a tightrope. LOVE all the images you chose, too. Thanks for a great adventure in art that you have given us for Art Journal Journey using Neet's theme.

  12. How clever, interesting, beautiful and well composed page, Annie! It's stunning, love it.
    Happy and healthy August xx

  13. What an absolutely fabulous spread! I love those colours and the words you have used are just right too! Love the post card too - both so perfect for AJJ and Neet's 'Type' theme. Hugs, Chrisx

  14. Fabulous journal pages, so much detail to see and perfect for Neet's theme at AKK. Thank you for linking.
    Yvonne xx

  15. Fabulous journal spread Annie, love how you've disguised the original pages with so many techniques and details.
    Avril xx

  16. Wow! You are so amazing! I love your art, it's beautiful! ❤❤❤

  17. Your journal page is amazing, I love the stripes with the splatters and the figure on the tightrope, so much detail, lovely the colour too,

  18. Loving it all! I have these Tim stamps but intimidated about using. Need to Pin! xoxo

  19. Apparently I'm way behind 🙃 this is up there with my favorite of your art journal pages!!! Same with that postcard!♡ I haven't gotten this stamps out in ages!


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