Creative Team Art Journal Page - Exploreby Creative Team Member - Dani Choate
Dylusions Dyalog background journal
Heidi Swapp - patterned paper - Hawthorne "Dreamscape"
Kaisercraft - sticker sheet 'FACTORY 42'
Tombow Mono liquid glue
Begin with the Heidi Swapp paper and cut a piece from the 12" square that will fit the entire Dylusions Dylaog journal page
From this piece carefully cut along come of the lines, removing sections of the map that leave whole circular inner sections intact
Using these outtakes as templates, cut tan card that is the same size to fit into the holes that are now on the page
Next cut away a small amount again from the outtakes so that the next template to be used will be smaller and sit within the tan card outline. This can be done with the blue card behind if your scissors are sharp enough to cut a clean edge for both pieces of card, otherwise, once cut, use the new smaller template to mark out the blue card and cut out
Place and raise up the blue card with foam. this will begin to give some dimension to the page
One last time, cut the Heidi Swapp outtakes to an even smaller size. This will be attached using foam tape again so that the white topographic map piece will sit above the blue card
Add some Umber Scribble stick colour, or watercolour to the edges of the tan card where it will join the Heidi Swapp paper to give a slight shade to the edge. This could also be edged with a blending tool before glueing down also.
Now that you have the pieces ready, glue the topographic Heidi Swapp background to the journal page.
Next glue the 3 teired tan/blue/topographic pieces into their corresponding areas just as if completeing a jigsaw puzzle.
Cut a small car using the Crafts4U die set using brown glitter card stock
Cut a word from the Kaisercraft sticker sheet and make into a flag. Edge with dark stamp ink and glue just under the back of the car.
Using foam tape attach the little car to a suitable curve on the page
I have added a quote that says:
" YOU MUST GO ON ADVENTURES TO FIND WHERE YOU BELONG" ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Edge the entire Art Journal page in dark brown, dark blue or black ink pad