Celebrate: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout
Strangely enough, we are halfway through September and I am thinking about all the celebrating that is to come in a few months. Thanksgiving and Christmas are but a few months away and I did the first of my Christmas shopping last week. I don’t like crowds as a general rule but even more so around Christmas. I usually shop from my couch and I will be continuing that tradition. One year, when my boys were younger, I went Christmas shopping at the mall with some friends. I was astounded by the rudeness of people, not to mention the large amounts of people stuffed into a small space. Instead of feeling the joy of the season I came away from the excursion annoyed and very frustrated. So to keep a joyful attitude, I prefer to spent my time decorating, baking and celebrating with my family.
Another thing I can think to celebrate is the passing of sickness from our house. Although, I still have some leftovers lingering in the form of a cough, I am fairing much better. Thank you for all of your well wishes.
Creating the Journal Page
I had a bit of trouble creating the background for this journal spread. It took me a couple of sessions of re-working but I finally got it right.
I started with the Centered Circle Stencil and molding paste in the background. I used various colors of paint, baked texture powder and gold embossing powder. The Collage, Textures and Patterns, Circles was used with some bronze Distress Paint.
I layered fabric scraps, paper, fiber, thread, chipboard scraps, and a tea bag.
I used a TH Paper Doll as the focal point and finished off by splattering some gesso on the pages.
Elizabeth asked us to share our washi tape collection today. As you can see, I don’t have merely as many as some of you who shared your collection last week. Sadly, I do not used them often and several have lost the adhesive. But I was very inspired by everyone’s collection last week so I pulled these out and used many of them on a project that I worked on over the weekend.
And for today’s tea I am sharing a Cinnamon Orange Herbal Tea. I purchased this tea at our local bulk foods store. I LOVE the spice in this tea. It is the perfect tea for a fall day.
I am joining in with the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s.
Other Paper Doll Journal Spreads:
Thank you for stopping today. Happy Tea Day,