June 2+3 art journal every day

Okay! Hold on to your hats. I have a number of photos below showing the steps I took over a couple of days to create this spread of pages. I will write a few notes and If you would like to see more steps and more photos go here. There is a slideshow option there, above the grid of photos -nice, large & detailed.

my first step was covering the pages with a tan tissue paper -I used double stick tape.

I ripped papers based on a lesson from Mary's Green Paper Collage Club.

Finished paper background, plain. Click on the photos for details.

I decided to sew the edges of the journal page . . . 

yes, I snuck more of my fabric-paper in!!

First, I added Distress Stain (like an ink) to the pages and then decided to add glaze.

Then came out the perfect pearls Mist in the white, perfect pearl color.

It added a nice shimmer to the tissue paper I left sticking out.

I started adding papers and a ribbon to the middle of the spread 
that came in the mail that day -
Thank you, Connie! (It came wrapped around a skinny page).
The striped ribbon was from swap participant Marilou  : ^ )

more papers were added -some from my swap participant
Nancy's hostess gift, it arrived that day -so timely!

Dye Na Flow paint was splattered 
Leaf ribbon was added - www.collagestuff.com
New rubber stamps were added: Julie balzer words and a ticket.

what fun, just the way I like to work! 

I hope you have a lovely day. I am doing something for myself today, treating myself to a garden Inspired Writing Workshop at Selby Gardens in Sarasota! The gardens are gorgeous, I've been there before -and nature walks on the grounds, writing prompts and guided meditation are all part of the workshop. My Nia Dance teacher, Gail Condrick is leading the workshop with another instructor. When I registered I was encouraged to bring my camera. Sounds good, eh? ; ^ ) -Now YOU take time to play today, even if it is just for 15 minutes. xo lenna