Its a busy work week for me. I am trying to get all kinds of things accomplished before the school year really goes into wind down mode. And that will start to happen next week. But I am looking forward to the long holiday weekend coming up here in the US in just one more work day.
So this journal page started with a piece of water color paper that I had been using up all my extra paints from other projects on. It was rather a hot mess so I added a Gelli printed deli wrap sheet to the background. I thought this made the page a little more ocean like with the big spiral and the net looking background. I glued down these seaweed die cuts (Sizzix) and little turtles. I thought the seaweed just blended in too much with the background so I rubbed some black ink over them and now they stand out better. It also darkens the bottom of the page a bit, kind of like the bottom of the sea would be, and I like that effect. Then I stenciled in the travel words (Tim Holtz) and added some word stickers (also Tim Holtz). Finally I stamped and painted some sea creatures (Chocolate Baroque) and scribbled in a border just because the page needed something to hold it all in.
Maybe it just needs a mermaid now.
Hmm, I could fix that easy enough.
I am linking this page at Art Journal Journey as this month the theme is the sea/das meer. I've been having a blast squeezing in some ocean journal pages.
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