Art Begins With a Vision: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

It Begins With A Vision

We all have visions. Visions of what we want to be when we grow up, where we will be living or who we will be living with. As life goes on and I get older I am changing. And so are my visions. No longer do I read the sweet romance novels and dream of some faceless handsome man rescuing me from the elements of nature or the occasional brush with danger.
Now I am dreaming and envisioning my daughter running around in pretty mommy-made dresses, my art journals being published in magazines, making Pinterest worthy home decor, storing and making unforgettable memories with family and my bank account over flowing from doing something I love.
Although, I am very far from completing my visions at this point in time, I love that they can change with every season of life. That I am not bound to the youthful and unrealistic aspirations of a young girl.
I found my handsome rescuer, although he has never rescued me from the elements of nature or any brush with danger. But the other day he did look hunky as he attached  jumper cables to my car, in the rain, when I got stuck at the bus stop due purely to my stupidity about the science of cars. I love that now I have a face to my handsome man and that we have three beautiful little faces running around. And these days, my visions are mostly centered around them!

Creating The Journal  Layout

I started these pages by stenciling with grunge paste. I wanted to try out my new PaperArtsy stencil. After the paste dried, I washed the background with gesso. I then added paints, sprays and PaperArtsy Infusions to create the color and drips. I used a script stamp over the background to create a little more texture.
I added a little bit of doodling to the edges to pop the stenciled words to the front. I put down some gauzy fiber and then added my stamps as embellishments over top. For this layout, I pulled out my Wendy Vecchi stamps and a few others that have been long forgotten.
Thank you for visiting and for always leaving such interactive and nice comments. I LOVE reading through them.

Products Used:

Challenges Entered:

The Artistic Stamper: Steampunked

Creative Artiste Challenge: #31 Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics: October Anything Mixed Media

Mixed Media Place: Mood Board (Turquoise Red, and Yellow)


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