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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Holidays: Christmas Junk Journal

Happy Holidays Friends!
I’ve had this project on my art desk in various stages for some time now.
I was delighted to find some time to sneak away and finish it up before the year ended.    
Like many of you, I adore working with fibers, threads and fabrics,
and in this project I created little page labels and tags using these items.
I love how the little labels came out and will use this technique again. 
I found inspiration in putting these colors together when I came upon a Pier 1 Christmas sale and found this fabulous birch tree inspired paper wrapping.
I couldn’t wait to unwrap it and get started to complete the journal.
See the link to my YouTube Channel below, and 
Here are some of pages you will find in my junk journal:





  Check out what became of the wrapping paper in my junk journal too.

The little metal round tag, inventory tags, elegant and delicate tatting looking lacy bit,
and the black and white striped paper bas was purchased from A Tattered Dream on Etsy 



Thank you for looking and I will see you again in the New Year!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Autumn Enchantment - Junk Journal

Hello Friends!

I'd like to share another junk journal with you today using
Shimmerz Paints to enhance some embellishments.
Below is a round metal rim office tag and Shimmerz Candlelight Paint was used to make the little leaf die-cut look like a metal or resin like piece.
I purchased the round metal rim office tags from
A Tattered Dream on Etsy.
I love how metal rim office tage turned out and will be using Shimmerz Candlelight more often.


I am enjoying making these junk journals.
They're perfect for preserving memories by journaling, adding photos, vintage doily's and laces, and ephemera. 
In this journal, I've incorporated some photos, and an ticket to a play I saw many, many years ago. These tickets make great little collages too. 

You can find a short slideshow of the entire journal on my newly created YouTube Channel.


And, you can visit Shimmerz Paints Blog to get all the product details too. 
I hope the junk journal inspires you to create one also.
Use your scrapbook tools, mixed media skills, add in some sewing, and you can have one too.
Thanks for looking.

Joyce 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Maple Leaves, Shimmerz Paints, and Tim Holtz Tickets

Hello my art friends!
I am up on Shimmerz Paints Blog today
sharing these maple leaf embellishments using
Shimmerz Paints
and Tim Holtz Tickets.
Come on by and I'll
tell you how I created them.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Shimmerz Paints Design Team Post - An Arty Mixed Media Tag


Hello Blog Friends!
Today, I'm up on the Shimmerz Paints Blog
sharing my Lawrence Alma -Tadema inspired
tag using some yummy, creamy colors.
Come on over to Shimmerz 
and I'll tell you what products I used.
See you there!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Autumn Tags a Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project

Autumn is my favorite time of year! 
Now, and when I was a kid,
if I find a pile of faded dead fall leaves in my walking path,
I stomp on them just to hear the crunchy noise they made under my shoes.
and I tell you what products I used to create these autumn tags.

Thanks for visiting.




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ideas you can use with Office Metal Tags on your art Projects!



Hello my arty friends!
Here are a few examples of what you can do with Office Metal Tags
for your junk journals, and/or scrapbooking pages.
Spritz your favorite mist, or tea stain the white
portion of the office metal tag; then apply some digi paper, or stamp
an image on top of the tag; add a fussy cut an element; and finally apply
some Shimmerz Paints, Pasteez-Sale of the Earth to
seal your applications and it will render a cool
faux encaustic look without the hassle of real encaustic wax.
The butterfly example above is the result of a heavy application of
Pasteez-Salt of the Earth.

A selection of sizes of the Office Metal Tags 
can be purchased at
A Tattered Dream on Etsy here.
Not only can you purchase office metal tags in a variety of sizes,
but the shop has an abundance of trims, fibers, and
junk journal papers too. 

Thank you for letting me share. 



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shabby Chic Summer Place Junk Journal and new You Tube Channel


Summer’s over but I’m not quite done with it yet.
Today I'm sharing my shabby chic Summer Place Junk Journal. 
It’s stuffed with old things I used to hold dear:
a collage featuring an old ticket to a play I attended;
stained Battenburg doily;
Pansies I dried years ago and now have a home in my journal;
a letter from Grandma which included a dollar to buy ice cream on the way home from the neighborhood pool;
a post card from my favorite Pre-Raphaelite Artist;
and some music sheet to, “ A Summer Place” by Percy Faith. 
When I was a young child, my mom would play this song when she set up to oil paint
or do some chores.
Then and today, it still resonates with me.
I feel all is right in the world and it still brings a tear to my eye. 
I can't use my theme some to a Summer Place on YouTube, so I had to choose another classical piece of music to use in stead. Thanks for viewing with me.




All the chipboard, and linen fabric in the junk journal was treated with yummy, creamy Shimmerz Paints.

Let me tell you what I used.
Chipboard:
Acritonez-Three Sheets to the Wind
Inklingz – Pugnacious Purple, Precious Posey, and I Love you Onyxly
Shimmerz – Orchid-stra

Button:
Blingz- Gold Glimmer
Shimmer – Berry-licious

Coffee dyed paper and white linen fabric:   I combined the following two products to achieve a dusty lilac color.
Vibez- Princess
Shimmeringz-Heavy Metal


Some close ups.









Thanks for letting me share with you.