Actually, I can or … In my Art Journal today


Actually, I can!

Sometimes, when you think things are just not working out and you want to give up, this is a good reminder. As you can see I was in the mood for a grungy art journal spread.


I painted the art journal background background in different red and magenta acrylic paints and stamped a border using the Toledo, Santiago, and Buenos Aires  Foam Stamps and black acrylic paint.

Next, I layered gesso and unbleached titanium and scraped away some parts. Then I stamped with the same foam stamps using the red and magenta colors of the background on top. I stamped mixing different tints and shades with the colors I already used but also incorporated gold and copper in between.


For the middle section of each side of my journal spread, I painted a music sheet with gold and copper acrylic paint, and then stamped using the positive and the negative Stamp of the Versailles set and black paint on top of it.


I tore the music sheet up and pasted it to the spread left and right and added  a couple more layers of stamping and over-painting.


I added some charcoal pencil marks and wrote out the text.


I love the result and the weathered pattern look.


I felt so much better when I was done with this spread  – yeah for art journaling *wink

Here is what I used for the page – some links are affiliate links:

Wishing you a wonderful day and – hey – remember “You actually can!”

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