Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Blossom" a page from my art journal

Here is a new page I created in my art journal. I wanted to experiment with using ink over an embossed image.

 The quote on the tag reads:
" And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" - ANAIS NIN

I started by stamping the butterfly (CTMH) with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it with Zing white embossing powder. Then I started layering on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the new fall colors. "Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, and Gathered Twigs" - now aren't those the yummiest names ever for inks? I just love how intense the colors are, and so versatile - see how dark they are on the tag but lighter on the page itself? Next I decoupaged a napkin on to the page - that is what all the pansies and writing are. Then stamps and rub-ons, more ink, and a final coat of Mod Podge. 
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments (and followers!)


Mara... said...

This is amazing! I love all the textures and what fun techniques you played with. This is just beautiful!

CraftyGirl said...

Teresa... this is gorgeous!! Wow!! I love the way you layered it step by step to come up with the final product!! Stunning!

barb :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful!!! Love all your stamping and layers. I just completed my very first journal pages today. This can clearly become an addiction!

yyam said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the wonder textures you've created! :)

Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous girl! You are so talented.

Lynn said...

Hi! I just saw your project on Pinterest and just had to come over to your blog!! Love your project. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. I'm now a new follower!!