The theme for the month june over at Art journal journey is to reflect on the term “Home”. For me home is the place where my loved ones are, my 2 kids, husband and 4 cats. It’s a safe haven, a place of warmth and kindness.
My home used to be in Limburg, the Netherlands and it’s hills are never far from my thoughts. I even created “hills” in my garden to remind me of them in the middle of the flat fields I live in today. Although, I suppose, the dikes in the polder could be considered as some sort of hill.
Someday I may go back to Limburg, but for now I’m happy where I am. Pottering away in my garden and my little craft corner. My little hiding place.
I made this page on a background that was used for cleaning of stencils and left over paints.
I’m afraid I didn’t make any progress pics, but here are some close ups.
The picture of the girls was a print I had in my stash. She was sealed with a matt varnish. After that was dry I wet a little corner at the back of the picture to get the pinkish blue effect. The edges were then distressed with Peeled paint distress stain.
The background was treated with peeled paint, shabby shutters and vintage photo distress stains. After wich I sprinkled some water on it. I used water where I had cleaned my paint brushes in after I painted some blue paint onto my canvas.
The tag I had made a while back and never used for anything, felt right in it’s place here. I painted the little silver keys blue with acrylic paint and attached them to the tag with a copper ring.
I added a little roof from torn dictionary pages, also distressed with shabby shutters and peeled paint, and added a little filligree corner to the top, which was then painted with the same blue acrylic paint as the keys.
Added Washi tapes and splattered some black ink over the pages.
I also used another little frame that I never used. Stamped some edges and keys and the word Home and added a little journalling about what home means to me.
So there it is, my Home journal page. I had a lot of fun making this one. Just inking and distressing, glueing and stamping and generally, just having fun.
Here’s a little snapshot of my rather wild and green garden… but with shelter for the tomatoes. Maybe this is the reason for my love of green lately =).
Thank you for watching and I wish you all a wonderful sunny weekend.
Linking this to:
- Art Journal Journey: HOME
- Journal Journeys CH #20: Numbers
- Artists in Blogland – color this quote: june challenge
- Paint Party Friday: Week 13, Year 3 Chexk-in
- Art Journal Every Day
- Simon Says Stamp and Show: challenge brought to you by the letter S (Safe haven, Shabby shutters, Stains, Seal, Stamp, Splatter… I hope that’s enough Sses)