I wonder if you thought this page was going to be some leftover cat food or perhaps an unlucky mouse? But no, it’s a page made from a bunch of leftover bits and pieces including cats leftover from other projects.
Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is a bit random. I’ve been trying to use up all the little bits and pieces and leftovers for a while now and I used a bunch of them to make this page. Most of what you see below is from last year, except the very colourful Laurel Burch stamped cats which are leftovers from some birthday cards from a few years ago – 2018 eek! I had stamped more than I needed and then they just sat in a box… until now that is! Now they are getting used in a very bright page. I’m glad to be using them up after all this time of them just being stored!
The green background is a gel print from a couple of years ago (September 2019 to be exact). It was one of the ones using tape to make it look like weathered wood. I loved the technique and made many pages and then didn’t know what to do with them.
The blue pieces are also leftover gel prints and the green cat on the left is stamped over another gel print. The brown embossed card and the bright pink CAT and PURRS are leftover from pages created for AJJ’s Type theme from last August which was also hosted by Neet!
The brown kraft paper with the paw prints is off the box of cat food that arrived last week from Zooplus. They use those boxes with a perforated strip that tears off to open the box. I loved that they had made the effort to make it decorative instead of just regular brown card. I took the corrugated part off and just saved the paper with the print on it.
To finish off the page, I did some journalling in pencil all over the green background. You can see it a little bit on the photo above and in the two above that one. I wrote it in pencil so it would be deliberately faint for privacy. Then I glued the green page onto some watercolour paper so it can be added to my journal and added some shadows with black and brown stabilis.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
Art Journal Journey – Fur/Feathers