Happy Halloween my ghoulish friends! Hope that you have the pumpkins carved and the treats ready for all the little hobgoblins that will be visiting soon.
I've been working on an art journal page to link up with the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey. Alison is the host this month and she challenged everyone to do some 'Art Journaling With Tim'. Here is her brief:
"Art Journaling with Tim?" I hear you cry... "But Tim Holtz doesn't do much art journaling". You're right, he doesn't (or if he does, he keeps it to himself!), so what I'm looking for is how you incorporate Tim's techniques, style and products into your own art journaling.
As the fall season is upon us, I decided to do an art journal page in the colours of fall using Tim's Distress inks and stains and also incorporated many of his wonderful leaf dies and embossing folders.
The background was created with Distress Stains blended while wet and then flicked with water droplets and some Biscotti Perfect Pearls spray. Bits of paper ephemera and Symphony tissue tape were adhered with gesso and some overstamping was done with the Ledger Script stamp. Vines and branches were stenciled on with some Ranger matte texture paste and coloured with Distress paint and then the whole page was sealed with matte Mod Podge.
I coloured three pieces of cardstock in different colour ways for the leaves using Distress stains, inks and sprays. The leaves were die cut using the Layered Leaf die, the Leaf Blueprint die and the Arbor die. I also cut two of the Mixed Media thinlits dies from the same masterboards as well as cutting the 'FALL' label using a Spellbinders die.
In the upper left corner, I added a wee bundle of twigs (perhaps some kindling for a fall bonfire?) that also has the 'play' Typed Token attached as a reminder to make sure you jump into these piles of fall leaves! The typed token was coloured with some Wild Honey Distress paint and some alcohol inks.
Over on the right side of the page, Arbor leaves were cut from watercolour paper coloured with Distress inks and lettered with some alphabet stickers courtesy of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and attached to the stenciled texture paste branch.
I also used a glass pebble to overlay a snippet of dictionary page where the word autumn appeared, adhering the pebble with some Glossy Accents.
I do believe that I first learned this technique from Alison, the host of this month's challenge at AVJ, so it seemed appropriate to include it on my page :O)
I found this vintage picture of a young feller proudly holding his prize pumpkin on Pinterest.
I coloured the black and white image with some Distress ink and a water brush and mounted it behind an Idea-ology Fragment that was coloured around the edges with some alcohol ink. You can find the how-to on this technique (and many more ideas on using Fragments) on Tim's blog here.
The FALL label was lettered with the same alphabet stickers and the edges of the label were highlighted with just a touch of copper Stickles glitter glue.
I also coloured a Mirrored Star with alcohol ink to nestle amongst the fall leaves in this corner.
So that is my fall leaves art journal page using many of Tim Holtz's products and incorporating some of his techniques as well.
I had a lot of fun art journaling with Tim, thanks for the great prompt A Vintage Journey! There are still a few days left in the current challenge, so break out your Tim supplies and your art journal and head on over to join in the fun!
Thanks as always for stopping by today and hope that you have a fun and safe Halloween my friends, happy haunting (and creating!).