The beginnings of my vintage mixed media art journal layout…
I went to the grocery store the other day to find some veg to go with our dinner and was super excited to find local beets for sale. I grabbed a bag and threw them in my cart. When I was home and slicing them up (to toss in olive oil and spices then grill in the oven), my hands of course became bright red from the juice. I immediately thought, hey I could use this as a stain. So, off I went to pull out my art journal. Dinner would just have to wait a moment, haha. I immediately opened it up to the page I was building on and rubbed the beet ends all over which gave it a redish purple stain effect that I quite liked.
This helped me decide to use red and blue for these pages, I already knew I wanted it to be an ode to vintage. I then slapped on the paint quite thickly in random spots and then pressed punchinella into it to create texture and pattern.
I love the pattern it created on my hand. Nothing like getting messy = happiness.
I wanted to keep this one fairly simple, all I did after was cover it with vintage images and rub-ons.
The girl with the umbrella is one of my favourites from the Graphics Fairy and so is the bike. The cute little chair was a Micheals rub-on.
I usually outline everything in black but because the background was fairly dark I decided to outline everything in white. I used a Stabilo coloured marking pencil (they write on anything). Here is the image once I outlined it. Not a huge difference, but I like it better. I am a details person :)
I added an image of an old clock I pulled from a vintage photography book.
On the insert I used the punchinella as a stencil. Then more rub-ons and a title “the Good Stuff” because the old stuff really is the good stuff.