It’s the little things that make life big.
The theme this month at Art Journal Journey is TYPE.
The 3D embossing folder I used to emboss the cardstock is type letters from the good ole days.
A 3D embossing folder works very similar to regular folders but it makes a deeper impression. Very cool.
(See Tera, I paid attention when you explained.)
I then began to add color to the paper. First by inking one side of the inside of the folder with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I spritzed the paper lightly with water then inserted it into the folder and ran it through the BigShot. The ink transferred to the paper. I repeated that process to get more ink on the paper. With a blending tool I rubbed on Distress Antique Linen over the letters and some on the background. I also blended some Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio on the background. I highlighted the letters again with Distress Ink black soot.
I then used an Stabillo All pencil and a water brush and my finger to add the blacker spots and make drips and darken the outside edges. When I was ready to add this to a page in my journal, I thought I wanted a checkered border around the page. That looked waaayy too busy. So I painted over the checks with heavy body white acrylic paint a couple of coats or so.
I used Washi tapes on the outside of the book page. That added to making the checkered board more subtle in the background.
Then I glued the embossed paper to the page.
And added the Tim Holtz paper doll girls, shading around them with a graphite pencil.
At the top of the page I added the typed small talk sticker sentiment.
Definitely got my grunge on for this page.
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