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February Technique - Stamping
This weeks word prompt - Together
Lately i have been using a lot of Simple Stories papers and one quote on the paper stuck in my mind
"We may not have it all Together but Together we have it all "
it pretty much sums up my marriage to the man in my life who i have known for the last 25yrs.
It was time to take a deep breath and crack open my journal for a new technique and time to get messy!
I gathered together my American Crafts Alphabet stamps and my most treasured stamp in my collection,i love it and it comes from Crafty Individuals,every time i see it i think of Alex and me out on our bikes.
But first i had to do my background ,cut to size Simple Stories green/notebook patterned paper and pieces of paper from an old book and adhere to journal,then i got messy with a mixture of Distress ink pads(Walnut,Fired Brick,Brown Corduroy),re inkers and white acrylic paint till you get the look you are happy with...guess you can tell i love the shabby distress look,lol . . . if you could only see my inky hands!!
Using the alphabet stamps i stamped the quote straight onto my pages, but i really wanted the word prompt to pop a little more,so i took another scrap of background paper and stamped the word "Together" again.
Cut it into 2 seperate pieces then inked over with the blending tool using fired brick distress ink pad.
Popped into place using silicone glue to adhere giving it the height i wanted.
I then took a journal strip from Simple Stories strip elements and chopped it into 4,inked and then using a stapler stapled into place on either side at the top.
Taking the crafty indivdual stamp i stamped it first on the left side of my page and then used smooches to add a little colour.
Using another scrap of the background paper i stamped the image again and added smooches for colour.
Take a piece of memory glass, i popped some sepia glossy accents onto it and then placed it over the image,pressing it down hard until it smoothes out the accents,once dry i placed it in a memory frame and adhered it with the glossy accents to the bottom right to finish my journal pages.
Hopefully although i am a complete newbie at journalling you have enjoyed looking at my journal pages and been inspired to get messy so go on crack open those inkpads and stamps and start creating!
If you do create a project then please pop over to One Word One Technique and leave a link so the DT can pop over and admire and leave you some love!
Big hugs and have a great day.OXOXOXO