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Family History Altered Journal Page

Happy Father's Day and welcome to Altered Pages! Susan here with another project created using Altered Pages Digital Download Collage Sheets, some acrylic paints and markers. Since it is Father's Day today, I have created a page in my Art Journal to commemorate my father and my grandfather. Both are no longer with us, but they are always near and dear to my heart.

I began with Altered Pages Histoire AP-517 Collage Sheet. I printed it out on regular white paper and tore the edges. I glued into my journal using UHU stik glue stick. Glue stick is my preferred method of adhering papers into my altered books and I use it liberally.

This is the Histoire Collage Sheet as it was printed. It is so artistic and made me think of family.
 

The pages of my art journal are black so I added a gesso/acrylic glaze mixture over entire image which muted it back slightly and added paint around all sides to build up color for a distressed wood border. All of the detail was added with markers and blended out with my finger {my favorite blending tool}. I inked the edges of the photos with walnut ink, set some eyelets in the tops of each photos and tied some twine. A couple metal embellishments, and a gold embossed sprockets chips die cut finish off this sentimental Art Journal page.

Presenting my "Family Historé" Art Journal Page!!!


On left this has a photo of me at age 1 with my Grandfather and my first dog "Putzel", a weiner dog; and below a photo of my Grandfather and I at my wedding reception. On the right the top photo is of my Dad and I, when I surprised him for his birthday {he was spitting mad} and below a photo of my Dad with my dog "Putzel" when he was a puppy. I am happy I made this page today and it is making me smile proudly since my grandfather was a fantastic amateur photographer and my Father was an artist as well.

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