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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

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