Saturday, March 4, 2017

Exploration of Field Journal #1

Getting close to my heart here, this was excellent therapy:

Supplies and notes:

  • The base of this layout is the Childcraft art journal, on a page coated with white Liquitex gesso.  Prior to this specific layout, I "cleaned" a stencil I made that had Color Burst on it on the spread.
  • The girl was drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt pens and a Sharpie.  She was shaded with multiple grey shades of Spectrum Noir markers.
  • Miscellaneous pre-cut birds in my stash from various field guides and bird books were pasted to the spread with matte Mod Podge and matte Collage Medium
  • Various tapes used, including Dina Wakley Mixed Media Tape, Arc Crafts wood tape, and generic gold chevron tape
  • Faber-Castell Pitt pens and Sharpie for all other writing
  • Generic coordinate stamp inked with Tim's Mixed Media pad in Hickory Smoke stamped all over the page
  • The image of the nun is from Lunagirl, glued into the spine.  A Fiskars bird punched from Tim's metallic kraft-core
  • The library card was also glued into the center of the book with Mod Podge
  • The feathers are from a chukar.  A family friend is a hunter and they passed these on to me in the interest of using all parts of what they shoot.  I love using these feathers that a less conscientious family would toss away.
I will share this at the following challenges:


  1. woooww so artistic and so many element Mimi
    I neve made similar like this
    really cause I have little son then I tink CAS card will be the best choice for me..
    I love what I have seen here Mimi
    you are so creative girl!!

  2. beautiful art journal page Mimi with so many details...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge....kath xxx

  3. Let's see, we got a face, some birds, some scribbled words and a nun? In my head none of these make a perfect match, I'd never dare, not even think of, going down this road, but that's why I love this so much!! Plenty artsy, unique, interesting and oddly beautiful! Love it!

  4. Fantastic! I love the way you have used your journal to tell the story of the bird spotting adventures of your young woman. Lots of loveliness going on here! Thank you for joining our Stamps and Stencils challenge. Toni xx