Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Book Pages

Hi everyone. 

I'm here today with a journal page for our newest challenge at Try It On Tuesday . 

Our new challenge at Try It on Tuesday  is book pages, so you should use some book paper in your art.  I began with a piece of watercolor paper that I painted with some assorted metallic paints. Then I took a page out of an old illustrated science dictionary and ripped it into 4 vertical pieces. I attached those pieces to my painted background with matte medium. I also used some bits of a printed tissue paper. 

This page needed something horizontal, so I did some stitching in white.

I then embossed some silver paper using a TH texture fade embossing folder. This folder embosses the entire alphabet, so as you can see, I cut some the letters out of the whole image. To age it a bit, I rubbed some black ink on it. I also stamped some postmarks on wax paper so I could adhere them and get a transparent view. To finish my background, I stamped some periodic table boxes randomly on my page from an older set of clear stamps I own.

Finally I added this group of girls and stamped my quote on their skirts using white ink. I like to think these young ladies are students of science and will help open doors to women in the future.

Don't forget to head over the all of the Try It On Tuesday designers blogs for inspiration and ideas. We accept all kinds of art, and you have 2 weeks to join into this challenge. 

I'm  also sharing a last page for Neet's TYPE challenge at Art Journal Journey which ends today. Thanks again to Neet and those of you who shared so many fabulous art journal pages over at Art Journal Journey .

Thanks also for stopping by my blog, and I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge.



Helen said...

Beautiful art journal spread Erika! LOVE those book pages on the background, and all your elements are fantastic! Have a super week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Barbara said...

I like the vintage look of this page! It must have been fun to construct.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I admire your creativity! When the lineup was formed for creative brains, I was at the back and supplies were exhausted when It came my turn! My wife, on the other hand, received at bare minimum a double dose!

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page makes me think of back to school. I really like the embossed alphabet. Maybe the young ladies have enrolled in secretarial school. Stay cool!

Neet said...

A delightful page Erika, playing to your own strengths as a teacher of the sciences. Great idea to use an old science dictionary to tear strips from and then I notice you have stamped some chemical symbols on top.
I would never have thought of stamping on waxed paper but you can be sure I will be trying from now on - love the postmarks.
I do like your pioneering young ladies and was unsure how you got the script on top of them. I am sure it was not easy to stamp in white on those images but you have achieved a fabulous effect. It makes it look almost translucent.
The Texture Fades folder and the stitching add even more lovely texture to the page and I love how the original colour of the page shows through.
Thank you for all the entries you have done for my theme at AJJ, they have, each one, been much appreciated and I love this final one.
Hugs, Neet xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, love the stitching, and the stamps with the elements. I remember having to learn them at school! Have a happy day, take care, hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

A wonderful page Erika! I love the textured letters and stitching, and all those fabulous layers in your background.

Mae Travels said...

Great picture of old time “girls”,,,

best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Meggymay said...

A fantastic journal page Erika, I liked seeing the group of girls against the interesting background you created.
Great photos in your previous post as well.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous page! Loving how you used the book pages and created all the amazing textures - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A beautiful page!!! I love this work !
Have a good day, hug, Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing entry using book pages. This is a great theme, and I love the science aspect you chose to use, too. Thanks, also for sharing this at Art Journal Journey using Neet's theme.

Trillian As said...

This is a wonderful page with so many details. It really fits both topics at Try it on Tuesday and Art Journal Journey.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous page Erika! I love the torn vertical book page with the stitching! Awesome textures with the lettering and I love all of the different stamps you used! Enjoy the rest of your week and take care.
Hugs, Tammy

Lowcarb team member said...

That is such a great journal page, such a variety in the textures, stitching etc.

Enjoy this last day of August and happy September wishes.

All the best Jan

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, love the background with all it's different textures. Those girls look as if they are starting out on life's adventure with hope and determination.
Have a great week. Avril xx

Divers and Sundry said...

The quote is a challenge, I'm thinking, as I try to understand. I like how you put this piece together.

Jeanie said...

This is a fabulous page, Erika. I love everything about it -- the image, the backgrounds, the colors. What a great theme.

Joan said...

What a fabulouspage, so much to see

Joan x

NatureFootstep said...

interesting layout. Like a huge ballroom but with common people in it. Probably friends with my grandmother :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do love how you layered this Erika those little pops of blue really break up those vintage brown tones, wonderful combination. The Marie Curie quote is something to be admired, good solid words for those five young ladies.
Fabulous page. Sorry i'm so far behind with catching posts, glad I could finally get here today.
Happy creative weekend Hugs Tracey xx