Monday, June 22, 2015

Traveler's Notebook Art Journal

I've been using my Traveler's Notebook for two weeks now and I'm still gushing over it. I've made a couple of minor changes from my initial set up and later on down the road I'll share another video of how my notebook has progressed, any more changes I've made, and of course where it's traveled to.

One of the inserts I had made has become an art journal and today I'm sharing the pages I've created along with a short process video showing how my latest one came together as well as a free cut file.


First up is a currently page I made using stamping, die cuts, and ink splatters. I have new black Dylusions Ink spray on the way to me because the Heidi Swapp mist in black doesn't dry on clear gesso and just smudges. I went back over the smudges with my water brush and tried to blend it with the other colors.


Next I made a mini 2-page layout with Maggie Holmes {Open Book} paper and embellishments and October Afternoon letter stickers.


While I made this last page, I recorded my process as I worked. It's a simple page but I still had plenty of fun getting messy as well as trying my hand at a different kind of background stamping.


You can download the cut files that I made HERE via Google Drive, no login needed. It is a zip file that contains two different scribble shapes which are free for your personal use.

With the pages I've made I've had to quickly come to terms with quite a few imperfections but I think that adds to the fun. Once this insert is full I'll put it with my mini books and add a nice clean insert to make a mess all over again. :)

13 comments:

  1. Fab pages, you have inspired me to have a go at something like this :)

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  2. All so very beautiful Elise, something you will enjoy looking back through for years to come I am sure.

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  3. What a fun video!! I've never seen that technique of wrapping bakers twine around an acrylic block. Too cool.

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  4. you watching Game of Thrones too! great pages and it was lovely to follow your video.

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  5. These look fab, Elise! I can not wait to get home and check out your video!!

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  6. Wow - this is so beautiful! Lovely video! Love the stamping technique with the acrylic block.

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  7. This is AWESOME, I love it and has me all inspired!

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  8. So beautiful and inspiring, Elise! Loving the fresh look of the cherry blossoms page and the fun cut file you used on the other. P.S. I'm not too keen on grocery shopping either. :)

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  9. So much fun to see you work! Thanks for the video.

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  10. Such great pages….I love that you are sharing these with us :)
    I like the currently page….do you do this daily or weekly?
    Great video as well….I like that you used your own home made stamp for the background.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy and I've got another to share! :) The currently page is the only one I've done so far. I wanted to do something to break in my clean insert and that popped in my head. Maybe I should do them on a regular basis, I do like lists. ;)

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  11. Great pages!!..On the "Chasing Cherry Blossoms" page is the wordart "my heart is full" vellum? And if it is vellum how did you adhere it with out any glue showing?

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! It is vellum and I use the Therm-o-web Vellum Adhesive Runner for adhering pieces like this. It works really well and you can hardly see the glue holding it in place. :)

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