Scrapbook journal finished!!!

I am very happy to say I’ve completed another art journal. This was a loose leaf type journal. Technically it was a Creative Memories album but I knew in my heart I’d never actually scrapbook this album…or any other for that matter if I’m being completely honest with myself.

album turned journal

On Friday night I completed my last entry. It was a very simple page that started with a piece of artists paper from one of the Stampington family of magazines. I used distress paints to alter the color.

Next I used gelatos to created the base of a flower using my finger to spread the color. On top I drew the loose details of a flower with India ink.

I wrote with a white gel pen some thoughts I had at the moment. I purposely wrote very messy so I’d be the only one who knew what it said while creating some visual interest to the page.  This was one of the quickest pages I’ve ever completed and a perfect way to end my journal.

Although I really love working in loose leaf I do struggle with a completely blank page. Many of the papers I used as backgrounds were surface protection pages already smeared with ink, paint and glue.  I think I will always tend to stay with vintage books as the base for my journals. The background text and texture of the pages inspire me.

4 Comments

  1. Those are beautiful pages. I think you were smart to use the album as you did. I know there are still scrapbookers out there, but if you aren’t going to use it that way, you might as well make a pretty journal out of it. Hugs-Erika

  2. This turned out to be a beautiful journal and not a scrapbook page in sight. I am in LOVE with each of these pages you chose.

    The final one you shared is a wonderful page and very deserving to be the end of the pages you created. Good for you for finishing this one. I remember when you started it, too.

  3. The warm colours are beautiful and I loved finding out how you created that pretty flower – perfect! It was wonderful to see all the amazing pages you created in this journal too 😁. Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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