Sunday, August 19, 2018

Time not wasted - art journal

Happy Sunday to you all,
I'm sharing an art journal I've made, inspired by the July challenge at Mixed Media Place, with this awesome moodboard:
I was inspired by the old envelopes, with the vintage atmosphere. I was also drawn to the brown shades and the blue colors, so these are the main colors in my art journal.
The envelopes made me think about time, old time, past etc., and how important it is not to waste time blaming ourselved for mistakes we make, rather learn the lesson and keep on mooving.
I love this quote by August Rodin: "Nothing is a waste of time, if you use the experience wisely", and The Thinker photo was the natural choise.
I used some 7 Dots papers from several collection to mat the photo and also the clock (which is a part of the bigger die cut clock behind the photo). 

I also did a lot of stamping on the background (7 Dots Studio stamps, TH stamps and Kaisercraft stamps). 
The clock die cut was painted with Finnabair metalic paint, and when dried, I covered it partly with two Lindy's Gang embossing powders.

The street lamps were colored by Ranger's archival gray ink, heat embossed with Lindy's Midnight Sapphire blue embossing powder, and finally I rubbed some Finnabair patina effect paste.
To give some more texture to the background, I also used washi tape and Finnabair modeling paste over TH stencil, and added microbeads here and there.
Lindy's sprays were also added (Buccaneer Bay  Blue

Vintage and Tainted Love Teal Shimmer spray).
I adhered the quote, and added splatters with white gesso and Lindy's Bombshel Black Shimmer spray, and my art journal is done.

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your comments very much.


Juliya Tirskaya said...

Amazing spread!
Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!

Arantzazu said...

fabulous page !
thanks for playing with us at MMP!

AnastasiaElena said...

Beautiful art journal spread!
Thank you for playing with us at MMP!