Hello friends and happy Saturday!  I have a page that I made two weeks ago at the same time as this one but due to illness I wasn’t able to get it uploaded and blogged about.  I’m still not quite 100% but I am feeling a bit more human and glad to be up and about again.  This is another page inspired by Type and 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…

First I made my own stencil using various leftover diecut alphabet letters and sticking them all together on a frame made from an amazon box.  The letters are all cut from a Felix cat food box.

Then I used my homemade stencil with some Distress Oxide sprays to cover the background of my page.

On top of that, I used some Tim Holtz stamps that have different fonts and stamped all over the background, some in dark brown Stazon ink and some in white Fresco Chalk paint.

I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder/texture fade called Type with some black cardstock to create my typewriter letters and stuck it down on the right side of my page on top of some leftover threads from another project.

The word stickers on the left side are some Prima/Finnabair quote stickers that I chopped up and assembled to say what I wanted it to.

Let’s see how long my cardboard stencil lasts, I’ve had good results with them before though this one is a little more delicate than some of the others.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
watercolour paper, my usual journal, leftover die cut letters, amazon box, distress crayons, stazon ink, Tim Holtz stamps, Sizzix texture fade, thread, glue, Distress Oxide sprays, black pencil, Finnabair stickers, Paperartsy Fresco Chalk paint



Art Journal Journey – Type – August ChallengeFunkie JunkieDe-stress with Distressing – August Challenge – very grungy spraying of Distress Oxides through a handmade stencil, stamping over the top, some Distress crayons rubbed around the edges, and the battered, sanded Type texture fade on the top.
Art Daily CafeRecycling – August Challenge – minty colours sprayed in the background and my own handmade stencil made from an amazon box and a cat food box

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Jenny Marples
September 11, 2021 11:37 am

I love that you made your own stencil for that fabulous background and you’ve teamed it perfectly with the words and embossed panel. Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x

September 7, 2021 4:31 pm

The background work is awesome! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson
September 6, 2021 1:18 pm

Love the colors! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
August 30, 2021 6:13 pm

What an impressive spread. I was completely impressed with how you created it. It turned out great and made lovely impressions on the pages, too. It turned out great. I am almost speechless. Thanks for sharing this inicredible entry with us at Art Journal Journey using Neet’s theme.

August 30, 2021 11:34 am

It was a fantastic idea to use the letters to create your own stencil, a fabulous page for Neet’s theme over at AJJ, thank you for linking and sharing your journal pages there.
Yvonne xx

Erika N
August 29, 2021 2:03 pm

I love that you used those letters as a stencil. The fun thing is you can arrange them as you want. And those embossed letters are great and look fun on your page also. This is another lovely addition to Neet’s challenge too. Thanks you for sharing with us. Glad to hear you are back up on your feet, and hope you stay well Elle. Enjoy the end of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Neet Hickson
August 29, 2021 1:17 pm

What a great idea. I’ve done lots with Felix boxes but never a stencil like this. It’s made a lovely background, or should I say focal point, to your double spread. I do like your blues and browns together and the addition of that Texture Fades embossing folder looks good on that bed of threads.
Lovely quote to finish off and a lovely composition, the quote, the embossed letters and the additional brown letters all draw your eyes in so you see the whole page as a one.
Thanks for another super page Elle, but sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Hope you soon start to pick up properly.
Gentle Hugs, Neet xx
ps before that stencil you made disintegrates I’d be tempted to spray it with a plastic paint (like the kind you get in aerosol cans/car paint/metallic stuff) because I think that would make a great picture in its own right. xx

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