14 January 2011

Art Journal - Worst Gifts

This is Page 1 of  a double page entry. This nearly ended up crumpled in a ball on at least 3 occasions but I decided I couldn’t do that with a journal page. Worst Gift was easy – scratchy undies. To be fair to Lens Guy it has been a long time since he gave these to me as a gift and he maintains they were black not red and black. It is now a running joke between us and I like that we can both laugh about it. 
 I found a corset image on Graphic Fairy’s website and coloured it with black, red and blender aqua markers on glossy photo paper.

 I then used pointy tool to scratch words. I used freebie magazine stamps of presents and stamped them on page and then clear embossed them. 
I stamped and coloured a woodware toadstool above one present. Added distress inks and aqua makers to colour. Then purple stazon but I used the cleaner to remove and blotch the page. I stuck corset down with mod podge and then rubbed mod podge over the page with my fingers.

At this point it was heading for the bin

I do create a huge mess ... I just use greaseproof baking powder as craft sheet bit pricy
 When dry I journaled with a sharpie. The Gifts panel was clear embossed and again scratched out words. Some details below.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for popping by my blog. Love the page you've just done...good job you didn't bin it it's come out great. You've depicted the "scratchy" undies perfectly. This page looks such a lot of fun, great ideas.
    Take care, love Diane
    P.S You're right I often like my mistakes better than my originals....just as well as I make rather a lot of them!!!
    P.P.S How gorgeous is Jasper...what a great pic of him!