Tuesday, 21 January 2014


 This journal was inspired by France Papillion...Love her work!!
I started with Tim Holtz Distress Broken china and rubbed the full pages. I then dried the page completely. I took my stencil and with versamark I inked the pages. I took clear embossing powder and covered the page, hence the reason we need the page to be completely dry or the embossing powder will stick on the paper that is still wet! Heat the page with your heating tool.
You then need two(2) different distress inks to blend around the edges of the page. I used fire brick red and fryed buryb from the rangers inks. I then used vintage photo on the edges of the page to enhance my page. I then measured my page and divided it in 3 to make sure that my gaps are even. I then used blue twine and glued it down. I took two pieces  tissue paper, stamped images on them and sprayed them in two different tones of blue and then I also sprayed red pepper on the enhance the fire brick ink on the page. Once the tissue paper is dry I folded it to the way I wanted it. I  then stapled it to the page.
I took corrugated cardboard and put gesso on it an tore it down to the sizes I wanted for may pages. I edged in gold ink. I stamped butterflies and then added my chosen phrase, ribbon & embellishment.
Each page I do in this small journal is a journey for me. I have to learn to let go of hurt & betrayal and through my art. I'm hoping with each step I can heal a wound. Grown stronger and become a better person. Thank you for taking this step with me.

Happy journaling


  1. Wow Joan, you really have picked up blogging well, I love seeing what you have been working on in your new posts.

    1. Hi Eileen, yes I most certainly am getting into the blogging... Glad to see you enjoying my work. Thank you very much.