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Geisha Girls Art Journal Spread

Hi Everyone it's Danie here. Today I am sharing an item I am working on as part of a swap - A Deconstructed Art Journal Page.

The theme is Geisha's so I started with a handmade background I had created at a recent class at my local scrapbook shop which was working with acrylic paint combed across a cardstock piece.  The curved lines created by the combing of the paint I thought resembled some of the fish scale like patterns that appear often in oriental themes.

These types of projects allow you a chance to use up leftover paper scraps.  I had some left overs from the Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection.

The swap criteria is to create a 8 x 8 size journal spread.  Folded in half this piece creates one centre spread (full page) with a front and back (1/2 page).  Today I am showing you the Centre Spread which combines my background with collage images and backgrounds from Altered Pages - Geishas, Geisha Girls and Collage Backgrounds Orientals.

I combined these with some paper scraps, borders and cherry blossoms cut out from napkins.  All of these elements were stuck down with Gel Medium after I inked the edges.

Geishas Collage Sheet
Geisha Girls Collage Sheet
Collage Backgrounds Oriental Collage Sheet
Gel Medium
Papers - Oriental Theme

I am still yet to create the front and back of this journal spread so it's back to the craft room.

I hope you are finding some time to play with your favorite craft items this week.

Danie xx


  1. Great start to your project! Your painted background is very striking! Hope you'll share again when it's complete.

  2. gorgeous! especially loving the beautiful red painted background! xo

  3. Great page, Danie - I also am a fan of the background - love your comb technique - haven't thought about using that in years. You've inspired me to play with that again!

  4. Awesome background with that comb, and so perfect for the Asian theme!


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