As I'm continually playing catch-up (where did August go? Seriously!) I wanted to make sure that I got another post up with more pages from my ARTifacts art journal. A busy year means that there's always plenty to document in my journal! May was no exception...
I collaged some hand-printed papers in the background, then added a hand-printed tag and some fun washi tape and other embellishments, including a Dresden medallion peeking through.
I really like the gold threads hanging down from the top! The tag flips up to show the painting I made for my mom's birthday present, along with some journaling:
The next spread documents the week I spent out in Connecticut teaching and then taking classes from Lynne Perrella (what a treat!)
The left side documents my teaching - I had a full-day Mixed Media Shadow Boxes class at Papercraft Clubhouse, and was shocked to have 13 people come on a Wednesday!
There are multiple flaps on this side; I had a tag that was leftover from another project that I attached with some MT washi tape and then I added one of my boho collaged fish. That flips up to show my class demo piece:
That was all attached to a fun little 7 Gypsies folder that flips up to show the projects from the class members and a few photos from the day:
The other side documents the weekend with Lynne - on the front is our class photo taken on the last day:
That tag flips up to show my class project and a few other memories...
May was obviously quite a busy month! Next up, documenting my StencilGirl projects for the month as well as the cards I sent for our bi-monthly ATC swap:
On the left, I used an old library card pocket to do a little insert with my project, and the journaling is on the back:
On the right, the tag with the ATCs on it flips up to show one of the cards that I got back in the swap, along with more journaling... I added some lace trim from my stash, stenciling with my Art Deco Borders stencil, and some old rubons. Of course, since it was a mermaid / underwater theme, I had to use mermaid washi tape!
Finally, the last page documents my big shop update that happened that month... these are always a TON of work for me, so I like to add it in as a reminder of what all I was able to accomplish!
This was a quick page with a painted background, then I collaged on some paint skins from my pallette and finished it with stenciling using my Ornamental Floral Screen stencil with some white paint. I also added on an old scrapbook border and some rubons, just to fancy it up even more... lol.
That's it for May's pages! Hopefully I can get caught up soon, but of course, September is another VERY busy month! (Aren't they all?)