Today Andrea is bringing an art journal page where she used lots of her border punches and dies.
What you will need:
old book to turn into an art journal
border punches and dies
flowers and other embellishments
First, apply gesso with a pallet knife. Try to add texture with lots of gesso.
When the layer of gesso is dry then you can start adding layers of acrylic paint. let it dry.
And now comes the fun part.
Andrea tried to use only card stock to punch and die cut different broders.
She built these fantastic layers with just using white and orange cardstock. On the top of the layers of borders she added the title and some bulkier embellishments, like the paper flowers.
On one side she left space for a quote and on the other side for a photo. To make sure that you incorporate the quote or the photo in the composition, you have tp treat it as one of the layers and preferably add one more layer on the top. This could be a frame or some butterflies on the side of the photo.
It is nice to keep the two pages in balance with each other, this way they will create a composition together.
This is the finished art journal spread.
We hope you like the idea of using those border punches again!
Crafting Ireland Team