Lest We Forget

Made by Me – By Leeanne Hill

Good afternoon everyone, today we have another talented member of the ILMM group here to show us Step by Step how she created the stunning Journal page below.

Thank you Leeanne, for taking the time to share this with us all.

Art Journal Page – Remembrance

  1. Using a double page in my art journal (an old recipe book), I used Finnabair’s Heavy gesso to cover most of the writing and the brown edges. While drying I ripped up some old book pages (If using pages from old books makes your heart flop you can use Tim Holtz collage papers ‘Document’ or ‘Typeset’.
  2. To seal the middle of my double page, I used masking tape. I placed it on my glass mat before stamping with Finnabair’s Carte Postal stamps to randomly cover the tape using archival ink. Using matte gel medium as a glue, I randomly stuck the ripped papers on the pages, then watered down some gesso and applied to ‘push back’ the yellow and some of the black.
  3. Once dried, I applied some of the heavy gesso (or can use a modelling paste) through a vintage wallpaper stencil. I only used the stencil partially and randomly so that I didn’t get a full page or the full pattern.
  4. I used AAll & Create Blooming Poppies stamp designed by Olga Heldwein. It’s a very big stamp so I used my glass mat. I used Versafine black and placed thin card on top and gently rubbed with my hand. Embossed with Clear Detail Embossing powder.
  5. I watered down Decoart’s Light Green acrylic and tipped my book up as shown below and brushed at the top and let the green paint run down the pages. It got messy so use an absorbent cloth to catch the drips!
  6. Magenta acrylic was used on the poppies, as you can tell I didn’t stay in the lines! But I did fussy cut some as a second layer. Three coats were applied to get the deep magenta.
  7. The images were stuck down with soft matte gel. Before adding the second layer, I used a clear embossing ink and rubbed the page edges in a circular motion so that I didn’t get lines and used ILMM rusty embossing powder.  Make sure your heat gun is at a low setting and is heated up in advance or it will blow everywhere!
  8. I added black, white and magenta splashes using watered down Decoart’s acrylics and Finnabair’s magenta and used a crackle stamp randomly along the edges. I had an ancient stamp set with the alphabet on for the words, you can always print it out!

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