After I found the book I wanted to be my journal in project one, and
after I have prepared some pages with some gesso pages , and maybe some
doodling and writing out what I want the theme of the book to be, meaning,
The theme here is "The Old Victorian Prayer Journal".
I start looking for pictures and photos I can alter for the journal.
Below I found some old photos of a vacation at Ellis Island . The subject here :
old ships and the ocean.
I like them, but some of the pictures have "this century people" in them and that would take away
from my theme.
Here above are the photos .
This photo above is the one I wanted to alter.
Step 1. I took sandpaper and sanded out the parts I did not want to show.
Step 2. I painted some gesso over the entire picture and then wiped it off with
a paper towel. This gives it a foggy look.
Step 3. Using distress ink in vintage photo, I stamped my script stamp, and decorative corner
I will use this in a page by gluing it in. I will leave room to write around it.
I found some pretty theme pictures from a catalog I had.
It too had parts on it I wanted out, like the prices.
The paper was very thin so instead of sandpaper, I used
Nevr-dull, wadding polish. You can get this at Walmart in the auto section.
All you need to do is rub the areas you want off with the nerv-dull and the ink comes off.
There was writing on the other side, and it bleed through, but that's good, it will look
layered after I'm finished.
This piece above is from a book cover, I tore it into the shape I wanted and lightly
sand the whole picture to bring it to a dull finish.
I then repeated the steps 1., 2., and 3. I mentioned earlier.
Here's a picture I copied on my printer.
This one I did my 3 steps but added some colors.
As you can see, you can go crazy with ideas for your journal.
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