Totally inspired by the wonderful creations from the “A Vintage Journey” team, I decided to create my second piece for the 5th anniversary blog challenge.
I wanted to create a journal page with some negative space instead of my usual kitchen sink approach.
I began by covering my double page with some floral paper and knocking it back with white gesso and ageing it with Vintage Collage Medium. The idea was to create something that looked like really old wallpaper.
I forgot to mention that my focal image was going to be a photo of my beautiful paternal Grandma. Annie Barnes.
Next I added strips of music paper and added some writing to my Grandmother telling her how I felt about her and of memories of her.
I framed her photo with a Kraft paper diecut frame and added some diecut flowers.
I was searching for suitable words to fit in with my memories and came across this lovely quote about change and butterflies.. it is on acetate and was meant to be a rubbing which should be gilded but I decided to use the acetate piece. Same with the butterflies.
I added Loving thoughts which is gilded.
To finish I scribbled a frame with brown inktense pencil and lightened the frame with Chalk Paint.
I really enjoyed creating this page but my idea of creating White Space went out of the window!.....maybe next time!