The thing about art journals and paint is if you don’t like something you can just paint over it! This spread started as a too busy background that got gessoed over. Then I added some Titanium Buff Fluid acrylics from DecoArt to warm everything up and tone down the washi tape (that the spine needed for reinforcement). I was thinking the washi tape at the top and bottom made it all look a bit like a film-strip within a film-strip, kwim?
I bought most of the Penny Black London 2012 images because I live in England now (love that I live here now…much to my dad’s dismay! 😉 ). I have not used them very much, but this was the perfect excuse to pull them out.
I coloured the car, mouse, porcupine, and cat with copics. The the London Eye was stamped in brown archival ink as well as the alphabet stamps. I should have started lower, but in my defence, I thought I’d get in more of the verse. 😉
Pretty much everything I’ve used is available from my favourite shop, That Craft Place.
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