Hello friends and happy Sunday! Miss P seems to be doing very well and has demanded that I open the door and let her out in the rain. Silly cat, but normal behaviour for her so I’m happy about that. Her meds wear off tonight so we will know more tomorrow. Meanwhile I wanted to share a page I started yesterday and finished today, inspired by Type and I guess I had cats on my mind as I made a little story about a cat and took a break from typewriters! Type is of course, the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey and chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.
Here’s how it started off…
These are all leftover letters cut from various alphabet dies. I tend to cut too many and so I keep the leftovers in little envelopes for later use but sometimes I forget about them and cut even more! So I decided to use up some of them by sticking them all down on my journal page. They are made of an assortment of substrates including watercolour paper, cardstock and Felix cat food boxes (those are the kraft coloured letters). That was where I left it yesterday and so looking at it today I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I quite liked it just the way it was with white and kraft, but today I decided to colour some of the letters using metallic Distress Crayons, and then some with Vintage Photo.
In order to add something else on top, I thought I would use this amazon box to cut out some tags using a TH tag die.
I cut a couple of different sizes and kept going till I had used the whole piece of amazon box card.
Now what to put on the tags? I had been browsing through an old book that I use for this purpose, and as I was cutting out various phrases, a little story started to come together. To make it easier to read the text, here is a photo of all the tags together before I glued them into place on the journal. I outlined the words with a black pencil and later on with a white pen. Considering what book I was using, it was quite fun to create a totally different story about a cat and since today is Sunday, why not have it take place on a Sunday!
I edged the tags with Vintage Photo Archival and added string to each of them. To finish off the page I ended it with Vintage Photo Distress crayon.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, my usual journal, leftover die cut letters, distress crayons, archival ink, amazon box, tag die, string, found words, collage medium, black pencil, white pen,
Art Journal Journey – Type – August Challenge
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