Jan 16, 2017

Snow Days Mixed Media Junk Journal Spread


It's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!  This week's theme is Chill Out.  My regular followers know I love making cardboard junk journals.  I love working on cardboard with mixed media!  Nothing screams "chill-axing" to me like sitting at my art table and making an inky mess in my journal!


Again, I'm so thankful to SSS for the opportunity to be in the SSS Designer Spotlight!  What an amazing way to start off 2017 for me!  Thanks to each of you for your kind comments and visits.  <3



For these pages, I tore off a good bit of my top layer to reveal the corrugated surface.  I gave it a light coat of gesso and then created an inky background with Distress Inks.  I rubbed them on my craft mat, then sprayed with water to create fluid ink.  I applied several layers of various colors, spritzing water directly onto my pages to blend and heat setting before adding additional layers to "set" the inks.  I stamped a Prima text stamp randomly around both pages.


My sweet friend Madelyn (love ya girl!) shared this awesome holey tape with me and I applied it before inking.  The color pooled within the circles.


I used the Holiday Knit stencil and texture paste in the background and fussy cut these adorable chaps from the Found Relatives Occasions set.


I tore strips of paper and added some washi tape to give them a larger mound of snow to rest upon.  I added one of Tim's sticker sentiments, which reminded me of the fun my brother and I had on our trips to Grandma's house!  :)  I layered Paper Snowflake die cuts all over and then mixed mica flakes and clear glass beads with Mod Podge and spread all over the pages randomly.  Mod Podge has to air dry, so never try to rush it along with your heat tool, but the result is always worth the wait.


I had to add the token string bundle, here in silver.  A couple of Kraft Core metallic snowflakes to tie it all in.  I splashed the whole page with Vintage Photo to further grunge it up, maybe I got carried away, but it was fun and totally CHILL!  I hope it will inspire you to get inky today!


As always, a $50 gift voucher is up for grabs to one lucky participant of this week's challenge!   




36 comments:

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

What a great spread! love all the texture and wintery atmosphere you achieved! Beautiful layering too!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous artwork Autumn! the vintage photos are super cute and I love the icy colours and textures, the whole design is gorgeous :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Janeen said...

What a great layout. I like your corrugated peeks coming through and the warm sweatery look of the middle part

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful work Autumn, so much depth and texture & colour coordinated to perfection. Love working with corrugated cardboard. Hugs from Tracey xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful Autumn!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wonderful! So atmospheric!

Catherine said...

I love this, Autumn! All the texture and gorgeous colors, (blue is my favorite color) make this so amazing.

Cathie ♥

butterfly said...

Stunning, Autumn! I just love the frosty shimmering beauty of the colours and layers contrasted with the rough and rustic textures of the cardboard pages. Brilliant and beautiful.
Alison x

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Autumn These pages have 'chill' created all over them. Love they icy palette, texture and depth . You rock these junk journal pages .
hugs x

Paper Profusion said...

I think I should put on a wooly jumper Autumn having viewed this wonderful icy scene. It all looks BRILLIANT! Fab step by step too. Nicola x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What incredible texture you've achieved here! Love how you left some parts exposed and filled other parts in. It is the perfect rustic snowy scene.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The texture is amazing!! I love the colors and the layers!! Truly spectacular my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Absolutely beautiful pages Autumn, I love the crisp, cool colours, all the lovely texture and that lovely image - all so beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

oh so very beautiful and totally awesome - I love these pages Autumn - fabulous x

Sara Barker said...

Sew cool! That's you! But your pages are brilliant! Love those kiddos ready for a day of snowy fun! Thought of you this morning, was going to use my new old book covers to make a junk journal- first heard of that on your blog-but got sidetracked! Imagine that?! These pages are gorgeous, my friend! Sending hugs!

Dawn E said...

Love the idea of a cardboard book. Excellent!

Melissa L. said...

Autumn! You rock! I love the beauty you share. Congrats on this blessed opportunity. :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

beautiful project and gorgeous textures and colours x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous lay-out, the textures and paint splatters etc is fantastic. Love it ! xx

Maxine D said...

What an amazing spread Autumn - love all the texture and colur you have obtained here - would love to see your work IRL>
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Oh, WOW, what fantastic texture and great colours, Autumn!!! You have created a wonderful winter scene!!!! Love it!!!
Hugz

Vintagehandmade said...

Absolutely stunning art journal spread, Autumn! So yummy textures and magical colors! Love your image and that perfect quote! What a beautiful cardboard art journal this is! Oh, I am in love with your art! Big hugs! Branka xx

Marty Fishman said...

Love this, Autumn! Your junk journal is just the coolest - love how you make everything work together, as you always do. You sure do find the perfect places for the lost relatives!! I have been wanting to start one of these journals and now that I (unfortunately) have more time, I might just do that. Thank you for the inspiration...Hugs!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Autumn, this is brilliant!! What a way to reuse something most people throw out! I love the way the cardboard adds so much texture - I want to run my fingers over it. Fantastic winter scene with a Nordic feel - I just love this to bits! hugs, Maura

Helen Wallace said...

You've created a place of harmony for the found ancestors, they look right at home on the muted colours and subtle design. A new fave for me.

Macarena said...

Fantastic pages. I love the winter scene remembering me it's still winter anyway... Love the shades of blues and the texture made by the corrugated cardboard and dies. Lovely! Hugs, Marzena

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful journal pages, Autumn. The colors and textures are fabulous. :)

Kath Stewart said...

wow thisis amazing Amanda...love all that gorgeous texture and detail with the cardboard peeking through...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

Karen Russell said...

Love, Love, Love this journal page! Just Gorgeous!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Brilliant absolutely brilliant! love the stencil in the background, colors are fabulous! Great project! Barbara

Sandra said...

Gorgeous pages, Autumn! Love all the texture and corrugated cardboard is an amazing touch. Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous pages, Autumn and love how you've used the stencil to create such amazing texture on that wonderful background ~ really beautiful work! <3

Anna-Karin said...

This is so beautiful Autumn! I love all those wonderful textures from the cardboard, paint and snowflakes.

Angela Radford said...

Just got back from our ski trip and saw this! Love it Autumn, great journal pages. Angela xXx

Mimi said...

I thought I commented on this to let you know my appreciation for it, but maybe that was on insta...
Anyway, this is so aesthetically appealing, and the expert-layout keeps the eye moving around like a snow flurry and back to the sledders. The Vintage Photo splatters had a huge impact!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hot diggity dang little lady. This is made to invoke the feeling or getting our there with the skis and sleds and just having a blast. Rosy cheeks and hot chocolate are waiting. Awesome sauce details and textures and design. Fantabulous and sew fun! Hugz to you muffin.

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