Journal Page For Creative Expressions

I’ve already drifted away from my planned makes for Creative Expressions this month. When I first got the DT package I designed my makes for the month, as is my normal routine, and then I went and ignored my designs and made this journal page instead.

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and for some reason this was the flow I thought I would go with this week.

The purse stamp is one of the Creative Expressions Singles stamps and it comes with a sentiment by the way. It is called Basketweave Purse.

The inspiration behind the page started with the purse really. The idea of the words exploding out of the purse was in my head and I knew that I wanted to have it framed in black lines. The rest grew organically.

If you look really closely you can see some of the page I’m working on coming through and I achieved this with the alcohol rub-back technique I described in my article in the November 2013 issue of Craft Stamper

I’m actually working on a flier, you know those leaflets you get that advertise events? This one is practically a book and measures 15 cm by 21 cm (A5) and the paper is quite good, well it was a City Of London flier so you can expect the quality to be better than average!

I like using fliers and advertising materials for journals as they are free, you can pick them up all over the place and I’m re-purposing something that will otherwise get thrown out once the event is over. So they make great messy art journals and you don’t have to go through that pristine, blank-page sketch book syndrome.

Anyway, I digress! I have used layers of Soot Black and Antique Linen Ranger Tim Holtz Distress paints to rub back and the Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stains for the colours and final layers. I’ve also used the Jet Black Ranger Archival ink pad and the Creative Expressions Acrylic glue.

The words are cut from magazines and are vaguely money related, well in my head anyway. I will leave you to put your own interpretation on them. But as I was working with this page I did start to think about other pages I could do that explored my relationship with money. Mmm perhaps some more projects there!

Well thanks for popping in and sharing this journal page with me.

Have a creative Wednesday.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Shirley Davis

    Being creative must mean taking your feet off the bottom of the pool and trusting the water to hold you up! It's good to see an art journal page by you, Kim. Recycling so-called junk mail is most gallant of you – and definitely sensible.

    I find it hard to place 'nice boxes' in the cardboard bin these days. The 'go to' cupboard is filling up.

  2. Brenda Brown

    Fabulous Kim, love the idea of working on flyers.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

  3. Milla

    Nothing better than going with the flow! Especially if you get such gorgeous results 🙂 Truly wonderful page, as always.

  4. Gwyneth

    Very cleaver having a purse exploding with creative words.

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