Wednesday, 16 May 2018

More Tim Journaling

Hello lovely visitors, today I have another journal spread to share, again using mostly Tim Holtz products.
I am having great fun using some of my hoarded Tim stash and playing with Distress Paints, Crayons and Inks.
The background was created by adhering some Collage paper across both pages using mat gel medium and once dry painting over it with Antique Linen and  Pumice Stone Distress paint. I stencilled with some heavy gesso to lighten it here and there and then deepened the colour in certain places using Distress Crayons.
Strips of washi tape and ephemera were added and some background stamping in various places.

 Here I used the numeric layering stencil and Distress Crayon to stencils, I love how when you rub the crayon through the stencil with your finger it actually adds dimenion.

The focal point became this sweet little girl from Paperwhimsy, I gave her the flowers to hold as if she is gathering them in her special garden.
Well, that's pretty much it. We are still having the most wonderful sunny Spring weather even though it is coolish, but that suits me just fine.
Hope you are all having a good week and thanks for your visit like always.


froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow - so many beautiful details and the textures and colours are so beautiful as well! I would love to actually see it in reality and touch it.
What a beautiful spread Astrid! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

Awesome textures and great layers, it looks like you are having fun, using your hoarded TH stash. It is a beautiful journal spread
Yvonne xx

Candy C said...

Astrid....these pages are absolutely gorgeous. I always love your work. It’s always so meticulously done with perfect balance and colors. You are amazing!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Isn't she a sweetie with her stripey stockings and rosy cheeks. Your use of everything Tim Holtz and using up those elements is forever inspiring Astrid as I too need to downsize some of mine, if only I could find the hours needed to get a move on with it all.
Beautiful double page spread, Thank you for sharing another cracker!!
Sunshine and Hugs Tracey xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous journal spread, love all the textures! Hugs, Valerie

Helen Wallace said...

A charming project with the sweet little Victorian Girl as the focal point. I like the light and shade you've achieved and the layered textures. Thanks for the inspiration.

brenda said...

Really love this piece Astrid especially that Victorian girl with her flowers, and such a good tip with Distress Crayons, mine sit there little used so going to give that a try for sure.

B x

Dawn said...

Another gorgeous piece- loving it xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful pages! I love the Tim Holtz products you used and enjoyed following along to see how you created it too 😁. Those washi tapes are lovely and all the layers you created look amazing! Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

Love this page spread - beautiful ephemera collaging - I particularly like the design tape travelling across the spine and the subtle tinting of the little girl to bring her to life. Lovely!
Alison x

Kate Yetter said...

Love your vintage color palette and the beautiful texture you have made. That little girl is so sweet.

JEN Garrett said...

That's a sweet comforting quote. But I couldn't help but take it in another direction, too. Hee, hee, if you're sharing in mischievous trouble, then shared trouble can become double trouble.

sarascloset said...

Beautiful pages, Astrid! I love the soft colors and the depth you've created through your layering! Sweet little girl! I'm envious of your cool spring weather. It's hot humid and rain is in the forecast for as long as the eye can see. Sending hugs!

ann barnes said...

I think this spread is really beautiful, all that texture and the pretty girl. I really do love the dimension achieved when the crayon is rubbed through the stencils. Wonderful! ~Ann xx

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Annie said...

Hi Astrid xx Totally in love with the amazing textures/details on these fabulous pages xx I love the little girl and the beautiful flowers x A great idea to place tape below her feet as it looks like she is standing on it xx

Huge hugs
Annie xx

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