Art Journal: Printing

It’s okay for backgrounds to be messy!  On this page, I applied several shades of Distress ink and Distress Oxide ink to a craft sheet, spritzed it with water, and then pressed my book pages into the wet ink.  I dried the page, and then dabbed it into the wet ink droplets again, repeating until the spots were layered in a way that was visually pleasing.  I also used blending tools to rub black ink onto the edges of the page, which seems to give a page a finished look.

The Tim Holtz images I added to the left and right were adhered to the page with double-sided tape, and then visually anchored with washi tape strips.

This page is simple, but effective.  And I like the darker background (which is different than most of the pages in this art journal).


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