Sunday, September 23, 2012

Brand New Old Art Journal

My very first entry in a new old journal uses the CR84FN63 colors this week and a stencil for Hel's Behind the Mask Challenge.  The CR84FN DT are hosting the second week of the challenge along with a chance to become part of the design team.  The DT is wonderful and so is Mona so if you fancy a chance at being part of the DT play along this week.

This project started with a ledger that I acquired yesterday.  I was wandering through the Antique Mall on Friday and picked up a few bits and pieces. I saw this beautiful Ledger that had the most wonderful entries done in beautiful script.  I looked at it but didn't buy it.   Yesterday as I was out and about I started thinking about that ledger and how it would look with the pages full of art and had to go back and pick it up! 

I decided to ink up my ledger today with my first page:

Here are the steps:
  1. Smear white acrylic paint across the surface. 
  2. Spray with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (blue) 
  3. Add a little more white acrylic paint. 
  4. Sponge edges with brown dye ink. 
  5. Sponge stencil over the surface using The Crafter's Workshop stencil and brown dye ink. 
  6. Stamp Stampendous Hollyhock multiple times using Ranger Archival Coffee. 
  7. Stamp Stampendous Follow Your Art and Butterflies using Ranger Archival Ink. 
  8. Color with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
  9. Highlight with Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen. 
  10. Accent with Stampendous Blue Glass Glitter
Here is the cover.  I am going to do something with the cover in the future: 

I had to chuckle when I saw this doodle in the back:  
 Looks like a boy had this journal for awhile and added his art!

Have a lovely Sunday.



  1. Oh, I wish there were blue hollyhocks! What a great find, Sue, perfect for your lovely art!

  2. Love the page spread you made. And I hope you don't get rid of the doodles in the back. They're great.

  3. How cool is this? Great find, beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing! Best, Yvonne

  4. What a wonderful find, and already looking fabulous in your hands... the hollyhocks and clocks are perfect together (they even rhyme!)!
    Alison x

  5. Suzanne, I love your art journal, such lovely images, and a soft vintage feel.
    So nice to see you at Cr84Fn :-)

  6. What a beautiful journal. You will have a blast adding art work to your journal. I am looking forward to seeing what you create in it. This page look amazing my friend.


  7. Oh Suzanne - this is a fantastic find - love the front of the book and look forward to seeing it in an altered state!

    I love your first entry - the hollyhocks are so, so pretty and I do like the shimmer on the page! Beautiful! Great to see you playing along with CR84FN!

  8. WOW Suzanne! I love your art journal page! The masked clocks look fab and I love the gorgeous butterflies! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  9. Oh my goodness Suzanne, this is STUNNING... love how beaut those flowers are and the masking is just perfection... and how cute is that little doodle, tis certainly a treasure! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  10. What a great treasure find. Love your journal page, it looks like it fits right in that book.

  11. what a superb idea Suzz. I really love your first page and can't wait to see more.

  12. What a beautiful journal page. Thanks for the DT shout out and thanks for joining us at CR84FN. :)

  13. Oh I have missed you and your GORGEOUS creations so much! This is delightful! Had to laugh about you going having to go back and buy that ledger! LOVE your instructions! THX! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  14. A wonderful arty page Suzanne! What a great find!
    Alison x

  15. What an amazing & interesting find. Love what you have made here with those beautiful hollyhocks against the clocks. Love the colours. Look forward to seeing the rest! Sx


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