Monday, June 4, 2012

Spring art journal page

I am taking an online course called The Art of Wild Abandonment with Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobsen. One of the prompts involved making a tree limb with leaves and this is my take on that prompt.
 At the Frilly and Funky Blog they are having a challenge to use Kraft and Twine on your project so I am linking up with them there.

My blog friend Becky Shander sent me a beautiful Scrabble tile pendant which was wrapped in a little bag she made out of batting and interfacing. I cut the little bag apart, made my bird out of the batting and wove the interfacing in with the kraft lunch bag paper, vintage book paper, twine, and dress pattern paper I used to make the nest.

The chicken wire stencil is by Balzer Designs for Crafter's Workshop applied with Staz On ink in three different colors. The tree limb is Neocolor II crayons, the leaves are paper scraps. The flowers are acrylic paint by Making Memories applied with punchenella and bubble wrap. Highlighting is done with Faber Castell Pitt artist pens. The word Spring is a rub on by Making Memories. The base is a hardcover book with Golden white gesso over the pages. I used ModPodge to apply all of the elements and to seal the page.

If you think you'd like to try using vintage book paper on your projects see my post here to buy an awesome variety pack to get you started! 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I appreciate your comments!


Marjie Kemper said...
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Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous pages, Teresa! The nest is fantastic. Thanks for joining us again this week at Frilly and Funkie!

Sue C said...

Fabulous page Teresa, love the birds nest ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty page...and I love your clever ways of repurposing the batting and recycled materials.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, this is an amazing piece of work. I really love everything about it - that chicken wire stencil is totally cool and your nest just blew me away - just awesome! The leaves are pretty cool too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie for our Kraft and Twine challenge! And congrats on being a winner last time around! It's great to have you back again this week.

Terry said...

Such a lovely journal page! The background looks fabulous with that most incredible bird and nest! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

loulou said...

This is so beautiful and I love the texture, cheers Linda