As some of you know, the Central Illinois Tornado hit the communities on both sides of us this past week. We are feeling so incredibly fortunate not to have any damage, but our friends and relatives have lost everything in some cases....too many cases.
So I decided I needed to express myself in my Journal...I'm thankful and full of hope from the outpouring of help and volunteers that have flooded into the area.
I hope they realize that the Journey has changed course, but there are so many people willing to help them along the way.
This is in my small Dylusions Journal.
I started with Distress Inks and Blending Tools.
I embossed the Texture Fade onto some manila card, painted it white with acrylic paint and the sponged on some various shades of blue.
When it was dry, I sanded it down to expose the white paint.
I used stencils and white paint, green and brown distress inks and the Words for Thought stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. Just laying it out here....
Layer up several stencils in different areas with paint and inks.
I die cut Tattered Leaves with Core'dinations Distress Collection papers. Then I used an embossing tool to add veins on the backside, and sanded the front.
Ink, pens, stamped splotches with Distress Ink and embossing with Gold UTEE makes the leaves come alive!
I added Stencils, Stamps and Pens to the background in layers.
Use Archival Inks to make vibrant.
Layer the embossed words onto black cardstock.
I love the Autumn colors here. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I'm full of Hope and so very Thankful for everything. Check out the links below for products I used.
Be Well and Be Good to Each Other......
Your Friend in ART,
Products Used from Inspiration Emporuim:
Dylusions - Journal/Small
Tim Holtz - Distress Inks
Tim Holtz-Sizzix Texture Fades - Thankful Background and Borders
Tim Holtz-Sizzix BigZ Die - Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz-Stampers Anonymous - The Chemist, Artful Flight, Mixed Media, Words for Thought, Classic Favorites 006
Tim Holtz-Sizzix - Little Sizzles Core'dinations
Ranger - Archival Inks - Jet Black and Red Geranium, Blending Tools, Manila Cardstock
Ranger - Ultra Thick Embossing Powder/Gold
Prima Stencils - 6x6 Crackle, 6x6 Checker,
The Crafter's Workshop-Stencils - Chickenwire 6x6
Tim Holtz-Sizzix - Vagabond Machine