Friday, August 23, 2013


I love the new quotes from Darkroom Door.  I used the new Quote - Creativity to inspire a cover to a new art journal. 

I like this quote. I think that in creating some times I am too worried about all the details and lose the fun in just playing with something new.  This reminds me to try things out and enjoy the process of discovering the art and not so much the design of the end product. 

I started with a journal bought for a few  dollars.    I actually bought a few of these and created my first journal quite awhile ago.  The previous  journal has lots of sketches, notes, ideas scribbled in it and I am about ready for a new one.

I started with white cardstock which I covered in white acrylic paint.  I laid a new damask stencil over the surface and used DecoArt Dimension Effects to add a layer of texture.  I then had to wait for that to dry. :)  When if finished drying I started mixing in Americana multi-surface Satin Paint in a lovely shade of lavender fields. 

I then stamped the Darkroom Door Butterfly stamp using black archival ink onto tissue paper multiple times. I repeated the process using the Bold Blossoms  I cut the tissue paper and used the Americana Decoupage sealer glue to apply the butterflies and flowers to the front of the journal.  I added the touches of the Americana Satin Poppy paint around the edges of the images. Then added touches to butterflies. I added a touch of white paint after that dried to soften the edges.  I rubbed Soft Plum dye ink over the raised surfaces and touches of white paint to highlight the damask.

I will share the other side of the journal in a future post!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  We are experiencing our first major change with our kiddos.  Our oldest is heading off to college this weekend.  I am going to be a little teary eyed this weekend.  

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wie schön, Suzanne.
    Die Karte sieht wundervoll aus.

    Sophie xx

  2. Gorgeous, Suzz! Those soft colors in the background look amazing with your beautiful butterflies!

  3. Wow, I love how this turned out Suzanne! Love the texture and the color around the images.

  4. awesome Suzz that sentiment is just lovely and your cover really is amazing. Love hearing how you do these projects.

  5. Gorgeous, I look forward to the other side
    Rosie x

  6. This is gorgeous! I love how there's a glow around all of the stamped images!! Beautiful! :)


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