Art Journal – Kodak for Christmas

I’ve just completed another art journal from beginning to end — and in one week!  When I found a $1 vintage photography book at a library sale (“How to Make Good Pictures” published by the Eastman Kodak company in 1914), I instantly KNEW I had to make it into an art journal!  My mind began clicking with ideas that I wanted to try — and I couldn’t wait to start!

A week later, the art journal is DONE, and I’ve had a blast!  I’ll share it with you, a page at a time, in the days ahead.  (I may also create a class or two out this — so stay tuned!)

Unlike other journals I’ve done in the past, this one had a theme (vintage photography) and a colour scheme (black, white, grey, silver, gold, and various shades of brown).  Like always, it contains a variety of products, techniques, and surprises.  It even has some peek-through pages and pop-up features to keep things interesting!

Here is one of the pages: Kodak for Christmas.  I began this page with a strip of black-and-white polka dotted washi tape down the left side of the page, followed by a found image of a vintage camera ad.  On the right, I pieced together two Tim Holtz lattice dies, and rubbed it with a gold Faber Castell Gelato to soften the black.  I layered on more found images (including the Tim Holtz die cut of the man and woman).  I rubbed some Distress Ink onto the page using a blending tool, and added vintage postage stamps (one of them, cancelled with a rubber stamp and black Archival ink), a doily, a clock face image, and  a metal clock arm.  Gold photo corners on top of the Christmas ad completed the page.


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