Good morning everyone! Happy Saturday, hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am pleased to say that Miss P is a little better after her second visit to the vet yesterday and has gone out to do secret cat business in the garden. I have no idea what she does out there but I’m sure it’s very important and essential. It’s raining so I don’t think she will want to be out there too long and will soon be back at the door knocking to get back in. Meanwhile I wanted to share another page I made, inspired by Type which is the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey and chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.
The background is stamped in Sepia Archival, using two Tim Holtz background stamps, one is a newspaper background and the other is rows of different alphabets.
Then I used my handmade alphabet stamps I made during the week to stamp on this quote about typewriters, using some Versafine Clair ink in, I think it was Warm Breeze. The quote seems to be anonymous, I found it on website selling old typewriters (a dangerous place for sure, so many lovely typewriters).
I had already been preparing another Tim Holtz die cut typewriter, this time from Blackout paper stash, which I had sanded, and then painted parts of it with silver acrylic to make it more like a real typewriter. I even wrote some letters on the tiny key spaces, though when it came to it I couldn’t remember the positions of all the letters (shameful I know) so some of them are wrong. I console myself by the fact that there are not enough keys for a real typewriter anyway.
I used a Darkroom Door book stamp to stamp the row of old books on the right, and used a stabilo to give them all something to sit on. Then I added the little cat sticker (a recent purchase when I visited The Range).
I really thought I had finished this page but overnight I was thinking how it would be nice to have a bird perched on the typewriter, so when I got up this morning, I added one! It goes without saying that nothing is in proportion on this page, not real life proportion at any rate lol. The books, the bird, the cat, the typewriter, not reality haha.
The bird stamp is from a Prima/Finnabair set, and I stamped it on with whatever black ink was closest, which just happened to be Stazon.
I also found this little card which is one that comes from Moo when you order business cards from them. It fits perfectly on the typewriter! Is it the bird talking to the cat or the cat talking to the bird, I wonder?
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, my usual journal, typewriter die, my alphabet stamps, versafine clair teal ink, archival sepia ink, silver acrylic paint, Tim Holtz newspaper stamp, Tim Holtz blackout paper stash, Darkroom Door book stamp, cat sticker, stabilo all, gel medium, Finnabair bird stamp, black pen, Moo card, Stazon Jet Black ink,
Art Journal Journey – Type – August Challenge
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