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
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.