Sunday, 2 February 2014

Believe in yourself

Masking tape can be your best friend on a journal page....Yes it adds texture and depth on your background - Thanks Marjie Kemper.

First what you need to do is take your masking tape and stick it over your page randomly. I folded some of the masking tap. Then I took Tom Holtz distress inks... I started with the lightest in and worked it over the page and covered the masking tape.
Distress inks used: Tattered Rose - covered the whole page
                               Frayed Burlap - again I started from the edges but didn't cover the centre
                               Spiced Marmalade - this ink again I worked only around the edges.
                               Fire Brick - this ink I work more randomly over my page adding a                                                     little colour to the centre.
                               Vintage Photo - I edged the pages with this colour.
                                Black Soot - finished the inking off with edging the page in this colour.

I then took my heating tool and dried the ink. I wasn't  sure what to do next ,so I thought about adding a tag but wasn't going to follow the norm but do my own thing. I love tissue paper so what I did was stamped back ground images on them and used modge podge and sponged it on to pages. You will need to dab it down as if you rub it the ink will run. Once it's dry I used Indian ink and a bottle tops (two different sizes) and randomly put rings on my page. I then chose a phrase and wrote it down on white paper and cut it out and glued it down. I edged it with black and white pens.

I had felt embellishments and added them to m pages and am super stoked with how my page has come out!!
Hope you enjoyed my layout!!


  1. Fantastic textures! Love the shape of your journal pages, too.

  2. Thanks for your visit... And comments!