Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It IS - Art Journal

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Hello from Joi!

Here at the ranch we work every day and would you believe... sometimes we lose track of what day/time it is! We do.  

Forty years ago, hubby proposed to me at a Chicago concert.  They were playing Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is and hubby said... "It's time for you to marry me"!!! 

But time is illusive.  Do we ever really know what time it is? We do things at a different time in a different way every day!

And now.... August is gone... Summer is gone.... and we are on our way to Fall and into September.  Thus... the subject of my journal pages.  August had a long, hot month... he is leaving to rest now.  September has arrived in all of her glory - refreshed and expectant.


I totally forgot to take pictures as I went along - errrrr.  But I will tell you the steps!

I began by using Ranger Distress Paint through stencils. 
The colors were: barn door, seedless preserves and black soot.

After the paint was dry, I used Ranger Distress Ink to cover the pages directly over the distress paint. They were squeezed lemonade, broken china, vintage photo and barn door. 

The stencils were:
The Crafter's Workshop - Pie Chart & Mini Time Travel. 

I found the grandfather clocks online - they were both alike but one was facing sideways.  The sideways one is August - walking away!  I totally crumpled him and bent him so he looked tired and worn!

He was painted with Ranger Distress Ink broken china, rusty hinge, and gathered twigs.  I added his suitcase with the August on it.


Next I worked on September making her fresh and cheerful looking. She is painted with Silks Acrylics: Persimmon, Caribbean Mist and Rustic Rose.  I used a magenta Faber Castell Pitt Pen to outline her as well as a Copper Stickles Glitter Glue.  This same copper Stickles was used on August - here and there... as well as on the sentiment sign at the bottom. 


Her suitcase was another internet find but I added the flowers, the clocks and the word September! It is raised a bit because she is still unpacking and getting ready for her month long stay. 


After adding the sentiment sign I decided I needed some stamping  - yeah!!! - so I used Stampers Anonymous Perspective Numbers. Also decided to do some free hand writing in the center... 




It was a fun journal project. 
Thanks bunches for stopping by to see me again!! 
Hugs j.



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