Determination by Heather McMahon

Hi, it’s Heather here. I’ve created an art journal page for the challenge over at More Than Words. ArtStacks is a sponsor there. The challenge this month is to use mark-making on your art journal page. You can even add your Word of the Year if you like!

Here’s what I made:

I started by adding the text to my page. This is from the new-release Tissue Backgrounds pack. I loved that the tissue allowed me to get right in to the inside edges of the pages, even though there was binding in the way. I just cut the tissue at the binding locations and the flexibility of it allowed me to push it right to the edges. I adhered it with gel medium and it looked like I wrote directly on the page.

I added some gesso over the top to blend it all in a bit more.

I had the digital files for the Tissue Backgrounds pack plus some ArtStacks tissue so I printed another copy of the same text page and adhered that to white cardstock. I could also have printed directly onto the cardstock. I used some old used alphas as a template and traced my Word of the Year.

I added some blanket stitching to random edges of some scrap papers and adhered them to the page. I then dipped a fork in black paint to make the stripes down the sides. I added some pink circles and trimmed the paper and tissue to fit the page.
I then added more mark-making in the form of noughts and crosses (tic-tac-toe), also from the Tissue Backgrounds pack.
I cut out my alphas and added them to the left page then added a determined-looking young lady from our All Dressed Up pack and some gingko leaves from our Trees & Leaves pack to the opposite page.
I really love using this new tissue pack. I find I can do so much with it! You can find it here.
I hope you can join the fun over at More Than Words this month. You can find the challenge details here.
Happy art journaling!


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