My Paperartsy challenge journal

My friend Darcy showed her Paperartsy challenge journal on her blog a few weeks ago where she had participated in all the challenges during the year. I thought it was great idea and so started mine for this year a few weeks ago.  The first topic of the year was transparent and I made a pin box for the blog.  I decided to use that as the basis for the first page in the book.

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I started with brayering Haystack and Guacamole over the page.

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Next I added some stamping and edged it in Baltic Blue.  I love the button stamp in the set of Ink and the Dog stamps for adding a delicate pattern in places.

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Next I grabbed some of the denim material left from the original project and a square of canvas which I painted in Haystack and edged and distressed with the other paints.

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I then did the stamped image of the girls onto acetate using Stayzon.  I then used my sewing machine to add the stitching elements and to fix the acetate down.

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Next time to add some embellishments… buttons and twine first.

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Then the sentiment and the flower trim.  I coloured the trim with distress stains and some of the paint.

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Finally I added at the bottom the theme and month/year I’m my handwriting.

Love how this came out and the techniques I had used on the pin box transferred to the journal page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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