So, I know that April is almost over... (seriously? how?) but I thought - better late than never posting my March pages from my ARTifacts journal! They've actually been done for over a week, so I'm only really behind instead of incredibly behind.
So without further ado, here's the title page for March along with my artsy goals for the month.
For this page I used my new Art Deco Bookplates stencil along with the Acrylic MT washi tape, a very old rubon, alphabet stamps, and butterflies cut from my Beautiful Butterflies Collage Cut-Outs. Lots of paint pens, and deliberately bright colors! (I've been pretty dark lately...)
First full spread... lots of interactive elements!
The background uses Tattered Angels Natural Aging paints (love them!) and some old Basic Grey rubons. (I've been hoarding these for years - it was a big moment when I forced myself to finally use them!)
The left side has photos attached to a journaling card that flips up (attached with the Crystals MT washi tape,) and I used a scrap from a Spellbinders diecut as the tab.
On the right, I have a VERY old stitched diecut from L'il Davis Designs and then I attached a tag with more washi tape - this is the Jakten pattern. There are more diecut scraps here, scraps of fiber trim, and a punched tab.
On the back side of the tab I included one of the ATCs I got back from our swap.
Here's the last spread for March - the background is paint and ink with tissue paper, stamping, rubons, stenciling with my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil, and another butterfly from my Beautiful Butterflies Collage Cut-Outs.
On the left, I have a pull-out card with photos of my StencilGirl projects for the month tucked into a Chinese New Year envelope with Double Happiness foil stamped on it in sparkly red foil.
the back side of the card...
Finally, the right side of this spread has lots of hidden parts! The basis is a mini file folder that I attached with the Tadanori Yokoo Posters washi tape, and on top of that is a tag attached with Tadanori Yokoo Eye and Mouth MT washi tape and then I used a faux-rusted diecut from Spellbinders to frame a photo of my boho fishies. The background is stenciled with my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil,
Here you can see the different layers of this page:
Here you can see it with the tag flipped up to reveal photos and journaling...
Then with the folder open for even more - I did a lot of work on handmade elements for the opening of my online shop, and I wanted to showcase that here!
That's it for March... I've already started printing out photos for April in the hopes that I can be less behind for the next month.