My love for the DLP has continued on for year two and I just finished up the first challenge to use book paper with the "Be Your Own Goal Keeper" prompt. Blank pages can be scary for some but for me I see it as an opportunity to experiment. The great thing about mixed media is that if you don't like it when you are done, you can just paint over it and start again!
Like the DLP ladies, I am also using the Dylusions Journal and it is my most favorite art journal format (well, next to the moleskin!) I like the durability of the journal and weight of the pages. I don't have to do an infomercial on them as I am sure you may already know!
Alright, so the first thing I did was layer on old book paper. I adhered it using the Ranger Matte Medium, which is the same as Glue-N-Seal which by the way is making a come back.
BEST MEDIUM IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD (if you ask me and NOBODY is paying me to say that)
after I got the paper down, I swiped on a light layer of white acrylic paint and dried it. I added several colors onto the background using the distress markers. Honestly it was a tad to pastel for me so I added a few more torn pieces of old paper to calm down the screaming easter egg theme.After I dried this layer, I adhered circles of my own painted paper around the two pages and topped each circle with a dab of Distress Paint. I smeared and smudged Broken China Distress Paint in between the areas around the circles. I shadowed the circles using a Distress Marker in Black Soot and wrote several quotes about goals using a Fude Ball pen. To blend in all of the areas, I grabbed a piece of bubble wrap, dabbed some White Picket Distress Paint on it and simply stamped the paint here and there around the two pages.
To finish up my pages, I adhered an old envelope to the right page, wrote down some of my 2015 goals and added a few of my favorite red hearts, one to each page. I am so excited to be on part of the journey with you again and look forward to a super creative documented year!
Here are the products that I used, available at your local Scrapbooking store, Online stores and through Amazon