Saturday 19 August 2017

Abstract Art Journal

Hello there, its been awhile summer is busy!  We just spent the week at home on a stay-vac and it was fantastic, I have decided away holidays are for the kids but kind of hell for the adults (fighting kids, not enough sleep, driving etc...) now a stay-vac that's for the parents I got stuff done around the house and hung out in the scraproom.  Right now i am working on a art journal album, mixing art journalling with  flip and flaps.  Entering this for Challenge #57 at 13arts- Abstract Art- when i think abstract art I think free flowing, large color blocks, and no strcuture.

I started with a blank sheet of cardstock added some tissue wrap, and ripped up pattern paper. Cover the entire sheet with clear gesso, next around the edges and paper edges smear with sepia acrylic paint, wipe off excess.

Add some sparkle with Lindy's, I like to splatter on color with a paintbrush or spray nozzle then spray with water and move around page with heat gun.

Add some color dots with alchemy paints, add photo and ephemera ink around edges.  Add some rub ons.

Final page, I added some sewing around dots, along bottom and sewed on some fibers.  Around the photo i added some wire, and brads.  In the bottom corner is a flip flap, it has mini folders inside and a pull card on top.

Flip flap open.

I really like how this page ended up looking like an abstract vintage combination journal page.  Really organic looking not at all structured.

My favorite part!!!

Photo cluster, I added alchemy gold wax around picture, again everything is very organic/ hippy like!


  1. Amazing work!!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us for the challenge on 13@rts!

  2. love it so much... great interpretation of the challenge
    thanks for playing with us at 13arts challenge

  3. Stunning and wonderfull project. Thanks for playing with us on 13Arts blog :)