While this is not the best piece of art ever created, I rather loved April’s inspiration. May’s died a horrible death so there may not be a post about that one but April still brings me joy.
If you don’t remember what Mission Inspiration, it’s a monthly challenge where you are given several prompts and are challenged to make a journal page.
#1 Adhere any size patterned paper. Since later on the prompt is to use travel tickets, I went with some fun scrapbooking paper and scraps of maps I had from another project. Used Gel Medium to attach.
#2 Add a thin coat of paint. I had these really weird old paints that were thick and goopy. I loved the texture they added to the piece.
#3 Add texture paste with spatula or credit card. I made this texture paste using the recipe in the video at the top of the page (I only know how to attach them at the top of a post, sorry). I pushed it through a stencil but I used a spatula to do it.
I also opted to add more texture paste using an embossing folder like a stamp.
#4 Add paint or colored spritz. I used my homemade spray inks to add more color.
#5 Add travel ticket ephemera. I found this ticket that is in Chinese. I always find weird stuff like that and it looked like a travel ticket. I have no idea what it is but it was fun.
#6 Make marks using bubble wrap. I used paint on my bubble wrap, you might see the yellow splotches in this picture.
#7 Add washi tape
#8 add focal quote, phrase or journalling
#9 Add stamped image in ink or paint
#10 create border or frame around page
I did skip the washi tape and the stamped image. I liked the way my page was working out and didn’t want to bother with either of those things. I have a very limited supply of washi tape and stamps so neither offered me anything I wanted to add.
I did finish the page with a good coat of mod podge to seal my border.