Wednesday, July 11, 2012


If you aren't familiar with the publications from Stampington & Co. be sure and check them out!    They publish over a dozen beautiful mixed media and lifestyle magazines.  Many are available at Barnes & Noble or from their website.

The card above is from the July/Aug/Sept 2012 issue of Stampers Sampler.  The background was created with newspaper painted with acrylic paint and collaged with brocade and joss paper.  Machine stitching unites the layers.  3 pieces of faux postage highlight the poem by Mari Evans.

The 2 journal pages are featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Art Journaling.  The complete journal was titled Better Than Blank Book.  The book was a simple construction of vintage drawing paper with a sewn spine.  Each spread was decorated with ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), fabric  from indigo and marbling experiments, faux postage, trims and  much more.  Essentially, I did a studio clean up and used it to decorate the journal.  This work also included lots of simple drawings like the yellow flowers above.  The purpose of the book was to create a beautiful place to write and sketch without having to face the dreaded "white page". 

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