A visit to my local scrap store, where I am now finding products either suitable for or made specifically for art journaling, led me first to the Graphic45 area. I immediately spotted the stamp set that goes with the "A Ladies' Diary" paper collection, which I recently purchased (see my last art journal page using these papers here). I didn't have a particular page layout in mind, but just let the "artsy" process unfold. Here's the final page, which I will follow by a description of the processes I engaged to get there:
I began with a coat of Gesso to prime the page to accept anything I was about to do! I began with 3 ink pads, all in shades of yellow. I began by "pounching" on the lightest shade first, followed by the medium shade, then the darkest. I have been meaning to use my homemade "spritzers" (water and a bit of Perfect Pearls), so first applied a few layers of yellow, then wanted to add orange...but, the sprayer had clogged so I abandoned the orange here (to reappear later).
Next came the stamping. I added my orange here for both the alpha and numeric stamps. I love the image of the lady, but she definitely needed a bit of pop. Using an orange marker, I touched up her jewelry, then the flowers. The last step was to mask the title and orange text and to stamp down and over the hat. Once I saw how cool it looked over the hat, I wish I would have stamped over the whole image--next time!
Here is some of the detail:
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