Thursday, 30 January 2014

CJS 2014 - Project #3

Creative Jump Start 2014

Tape and Tops Journal Page by Marjie Kemper

This tutorial was on using masking tape, tops from containers and a manilla tag to create an art journal page.
The masking tape was torn into pieces and stuck down onto the page. This is where I admit that my tearing was dictated by the was a really, really old roll that I found in the wouldn't come off in one piece but in strips...I have since bought a new roll!

I ran a brayer over the page before colouring it with archival ink. This was then stamped over with a script stamp in black.
The next step was to cover the tag in exactly the same way.

I found a quote and picture that I printed on to cream linen paper  - the edges were inked and I stuck them onto the tag.

I dry embossed a piece of black card before sticking that down and decorating with three metal brads.

Before sticking the tag to the page I tried different positions and added circles with a stencil, again using archival ink.

The finishing touch was to add some circles to the quote using the top from an aerosol can of shaving gel.

This is the art work for my January book for the Artful Readers Club - the review can be found on my new book related blog - La Lectrice Ardente

And's a photo of the young man from Hungary that I'm fostering...he arrived on Saturday evening...

His name is Mickey...and yes, that does make three dogs!!


Joanna said...

That's a coincidence - only this morning I was wondering how you were getting on with your Creative Jump Start projects (as well as coping with 3 dogs!).

I really like this project - the background looks brilliant with the texture, stamping and spraying. That is a great quote too!

A massive bloggy welcome to sweet Mickey - love his 1-ear-up-1-ear-down look :) I hope he settles in quickly and that Max and Princess Peanut show him how to have fun.



Jewels said...

Uber cool work S! And I like your "visitor" - what a lovely colour he is!

Jackie Plank said...

Love love love that journal page.. awesome work on that one.
Oh and I love Mickey too.. he is a real sweetheart :)

Virginia said...

Ah Susie, that's fabulous loving the colour and texture of the tag! Mickey looks so cute with his ears like that, hope he's settling in OK.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tag, and great to see that little doggie, hope he enjoys staying with you! Valerie

Carmen said...

Foster? Or stay forever? ;)

I love your journal page and the quote and picture (I quite agree!)