Monday, 28 September 2015

Between The Pages

Hello, my Friends!
First of all, I need to make sure you haven't missed yesterday's post with a very special message of mine. :)

Are you having a good Monday? Are you ready for some amazing book art inspiration from our lovely Monika?
We hope you start an artful week with us!


Hi, everyone!
This is my last project for Finnabair Creative Team. I'd like to thank Anna for this wonderful year and for the possibility of creating with such talented individuals. Believe me, you won't find a better Team anywhere. It was an honor and a huge pleasure to be creating for all of you.
Even though this is my last post on this blog, I know that I certainly won't part with Finnabair's products! I simply can't imagine my future art adventures without them. :)

I pondered for a long time what could my last project be. I decided on another art journal spread. Art journaling is my biggest pleasure. I also thought I'd indulge in all my favorite techniques and elements: layers, stamping, metal embelishments and coffee. :)




What makes my piece different from the other ones, is the way I decided to create the layering.
This time I cut out windows in my pages. It took a while but it was worth the effort.


I cut Vintage Vanity collection papers into stripes and that's when the real fun began.
I glued them in between pages and on different heights to create a multi layered, dimensional composition.


My next step was using Grungy Grid stencil with Modeling Paste to create some interesting texture.
When everything dried, I added a thin layer of Heavy White Gesso and let it dry too.



Then it was time to splash some coffee and use my favorite stamps: I reached for words from Dream On, Never Too Late, Trust the Magic and Don't Forget To Fly sets + a touch of Adverts stamp here and there.



I glued a vintage cabinet card - I can't resist them, they are so beautiful and keep fascinating me.
And my cherry on top - fantastic Mechanicals that I love! I glued them in between my layers using 3D Matte Gel. This simple step made my composition more varied and added some interest.



I hope you like my idea how to create some nice layering.
Thank you for looking and I hope to see you out there in the blogland. ;)
Hugs
Monika

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8 comments:

smokeysmom said...

Fabulous!! I will miss your wonderful art work on the Finnabair blog, but hope to catch you on other blogs. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful contributions:) Best wishes.

Kathy Bradley said...

So beautiful! I love the windows you created as the layering - it really is wonderful.

Lisa H said...

Awesome layering!

Kerstin F. said...

Stunning, love the vintage and 3D effect!!

Sanda Reynolds said...

Gorgeous! The layering and windows look stunning. Thank you for a year of delightful mixed media projects Monika! See you in the blogland and the best of luck on your next creative adventure,­čśŐ xxx

Elen ArtCrafts said...

This is so amazing project from a talented lady! TFS Monica

Corrie Herriman said...

Stunning !
Corrie x

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Thank you to everyone for your kind words!
xoxo
Monika