Hello! This week at Shopping Our Stash, I am the hostess and I challenge you to make a mess!
I was thinking about how often I don't go with my vision because the mess involved is prohibitive. The supplies that come to mind for me are Color Bursts (which I LOVE) and my gel plates. The Color Bursts just sometimes dust my desk and somehow I get errant pigment in my glue, and the gel plates just require trips to the sink (which is in the house and I work in the shack).
For this project, I decided on using my gel-plates because I haven't it a long time. I think my buddy Autumn inspired me the last time I used it months ago. I always have fun with it, so I did it! Totally satisfying!
Here is the journal made with the fruits of my mess-making labor:
- Cardboard base made using the back board from a watercolor paper pad
- Fiber from my sting jar
- Ribbon used to attach the fiber was also from my scrap jar. I coated it with Mod-Podge and pasted it on. I loved that part for some reason! I felt like I was building a book!
- The gel printed pages were printed on this really thin and smooth Winsor and Newton coated pigment marker paper. I got in for cheap at Ross years ago and don't really use it. I thought it would be good for gel printing and I was not disappointed!
- Ranger gel-printing plate set. I used the tag-sized plate.
- The paints I used were from many different companies: Liquitex, Daler Rowney, and Tim Holtz Distress, all over a year old for sure.
- Stencils used were also all over two years old: Tim Holtz, The Crafters Workshop, Plaid, Brett Weldele... I think that's it!
- Love and Lemon washi added at the corners. I got this last year, I believe.
- So, I printed the papers, then pasted them together and then created little signatures. I stitched them onto a piece of vintage fabric that was just chillin' on my desk, using vintage grey wool thread which was also chillin' on my desk.
- For the insides of the covers, I just grabbed two pieces of the library-card-art I make nightly in front of the TV.
This was a very organic process-- I just went with the flow-- so I didn't think much about the "how's"... I just did it! I will have to do this all again! Don;t know what I will put in here yet... ideas?
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! Have fun making a mess!
*Note: my mom hates the nail color I used... I think it may as well be neutral but she was like, "Ewww mauve???" Like I said, this day and age, I call it neutral... yes, mauve... but that's like a neutral! Like a brown or something!s