Art Journal Page – “Letters from Home”

Art Journal letters from home

This page has special meaning to me.  On both the left and right sides, I incorporated excerpts from my great-grandmother’s journals in her actual handwriting.  I ironed her journal pages between two pieces of waxed paper, and sewed them along some of the edges.   It was fun including in my journal a piece of her life from across the years and miles.

The background of this page was made using Distress Inks rubbed through a stencil with a blending tool.  I collaged stickers, my great-grandmother’s journal pages, and vintage postage stamps onto the page.  Washi tape softened some of the edges and held things in place.  I added a little rubber stamping (the cancellation marks on the postage stamps) and added a little handwritten journaling of my own to tell the story of my great-grandmother’s pages.

My great-grandmother died when I was a toddler — yet somehow, I think she would be pleased to know that I used her handwriting to make something beautiful all these years later.

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