Traveler's Journal CHA 2017 - The Crafter's Workshop

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hello there friends!!
Today, I am sharing a traveler’s journal that I used to document my trip to Creativation in Arizona this past January.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I was planning to create something special to remember this trip and had always had the cactus/stars stencil in the back of my head to use.  I printed out some of my favorite pictures using my Instax printer.The blank traveler’s journal I used has a kraft cover, which I stenciled the cactus and stars blending several colors of Distress Inks.After the front cover dried, I started adding stencils to the inside pages as backgrounds for my photos and journaling.  I chose stencils that I thought would match the photos & subjects of the pages.I thought this 6×6 would make a good radiant abstract sun.I mostly added the stencils to opposite corners, varying size to add a dynamic visual!Besides the cactus stencil, I thought these succulents would be perfect and tried to add some depth with the inks.I added a loose watercolor rectangle and then stenciled some of these flowers on top in contrasting colors.I used a pink mist with the small stencil as a light background for my journaling on this page.Finally for the last page, I layered the postmark piece of one stencil and the ‘correspondence’ text on top of a bookmark and sticker to compliment the photo and story I had for this page.I tried to keep it simple, adding journaling to one side, and just a couple embellishments to each spread.I used the stickers from the entry into Frank Lloyd Wright’s Talesin West to this page.I added some pink colored pencil to the centers of the stenciled succulents.
I love this washi tape with the colors & ink of the flowers.Although the colors and patterns are subtle in these pages, I think they add a nice texture and scale to compliment the other patterns I used.This turned out to be one of my favorite pages with the ink bottle and feather; I loved the layered look it achieved.
I added some of the Gold Gesso under the cactus for a little shine and title block for my Thickers.
Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and I hope this inspires you to document a special trip or event in your life!

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