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Sunday, October 12, 2014

There's no place like home (junk journal page#21)

Wow, It's been ages since I did a page in my junk jornal, I believe from July.
But yesterday I finally grabbed my junk collection and got creating.
I have these recipe fiches I got in a grocery shop,they measure 8x12 cm and have 4 flaps so they fold open to this 32 x12cm. 


I glued 2 of these cards on a piece of cereal box. I glued the middle 2 pieces down so the outer flaps close the page.
I intended to gesso them, as they are glossy thought better to sand them first, but I liked the look a lot so decided to leave it like that for the time being.

I wanted to create a contrast with the outside and inside. The outside would become the dark night and the inside the bright, colorful day.

On the outside I did some stenciling with black acrylic paint to represent a dark wood:

I added some star stickers for the night, a washi tape border and some lovely night creatures: owls

The inside I colored using my gel sticks, because I wanted to use a resist tehnique I did gesso the inner pages. I clear embossed some butterflies and added the color which I smoothed out with my fingers and a babywipe. With a clean babywipe I also removed the color on the embossed images.

I have a stamp from the Krafty individuals with a fun magic tree.
I enlarged it on the computer and printed it on some tissuepaper (luckily it didn't get stuck in the printer). The tissuepaper is recycled from my work, it's used as divider between 2 panels, normally it is just thrown out.
In my drawer I had a sheet with butterflies from a previous project, cut them out and glued them down. Added some stenciling, circle stamps and splatters (I managed to get more splatters on me then on the page lol)


junk used:
cereal box, recipe files, tissue paper.

By change the tree has following sentiment: There's no place like home.
Which is so true, I love spending time home and not in the least in my studio :-)
So I will be linking this also to this weeks sunday sentiments.


14 comments:

  1. Wonderful take on home, liked your dark wood, the stamping on tissue paper and that autumn colours of yellow/red/orange for the tree background!

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    1. Thanks ruth, I think my work is evolving, luckily because without evolution we would be nowhere :-)

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  2. This is just beautiful! I can very much identify with that sentiment too! Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, and yes there is no place like home. I do not feel the need to go on trips all the time, I love spending time just at home and my son has the same I sometimes need to frag him out :-)

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  3. Love the layering techniques you shared upcycling and reusing products are so COOL!

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    1. Upcycling, love the word, is absolutely cool, the only one that sometimes raises his brows is my husband, because all the stuff me and my son collect because we might one day use it...:-)

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  4. I am in love with the magic tree!
    Isn't it a great feeling when you reuse?!

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    1. Absolutely, that counterparts the bad feeling I sometimes get with all the paper and material I consume while crafting.

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  5. Wonderful way of recycling. I love the colours and on the page and butterflies are my favourite. Anita

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    1. I still need to meet someone who doesn't like butterflies :-)

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  6. I really like those colors and those great butterflies! I want my own magic tree! LOL! There is in fact, no place like home and although many times we love going here and there, "home" is always a sure place to come bac to! Thanks for sharing your creativity and this for me to remember! :) Blessings

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    1. I would like a magic tree in which all things crafty grow, my own little "candy" shop :-)

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  7. Love the butterflies and colours you've used.

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    1. Thanks Susan, just went with the flow as the say.

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