Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finishing Up June

I call this  - June week 4 and a half.

I first glued a few bits of the week's ephemera to the pages: a tag from a bag Gaby purchased, the tag from Nick's hiking boots for Guatemala, and the menu from Five Guys, where we had a delicious lunch of freshly made burgers and Cajun fries. Mmmmmmm. Gessoed the pages, lightly in some spots so the stuff underneath would show through. I stamped around the edges with Julie's ticket stamps. Love these too -- her freehand style translates so well to stamps.I tried out some new FC pens that I got -- the combo packs that come with the fat marker, gelato, watercolour pencil and marker. Went over them with a wet brush. Used watercolour crayons on the tickets themselves. Journalled with the Pitt markers.

July week 1.

Inspired by TH. He created a card on his blog for the 4th, and I used his stamps and duplicated his design. I used the FC fat markers on both stamps. I like the effect on these gessoed pages -- watercoloury. I used grey on the stars, where TH used white. The red and blue stripes are FC Aquarelle watercolour pencils. Like these too! The 4th stamp is SU, inked up with the same fat markers. Journaling is the pitt markers too.


  1. I like the way you used the labels

  2. Love your pages!.. Just started my own Junk/Art journal recently, and then my UPS man came yesterday with my very first jar ever of Gesso!! (plus a few watercolor pencil and crayon supplies!) I'm kinda excited because I haven't seriously sketched, for MYSELF, since I was a kid, and I'm more excited to make some of my own backgrounds for my journal, instead of using ALL fancy-schmancy purchased papers designed by someone ELSE!.. Anyways, love those ticket stamps. I'll have to see if I can find some of those! Have a great weekend! ~tina

  3. FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Love how you used the tickets!