Do you ever take the time to just wander through life, slowly, savoring each moment? Sometimes I think I’m so busy rushing towards the next thing that I barely remember to breathe! I decided to take some time, slow down, breathe and create this journal page as a reminder to myself that life is about the journey and not the destination, and to remind myself to slow down and notice all the little things that make life beautiful, rather than rushing madly about from one place to the next, never appreciating all the little moments that create our lives and living.
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This journal page project is a relatively simple step-by-step project with techniques that take time, giving us a moment to slow down and breathe, catch our breath, and notice the little things in life that we so often miss on a daily basis.
Follow along with this step-by-step process to create your own journal page:
Step One: As shown in the image above, I started my project using an embossing pen which I traced through stencil TCW744 Wanderlust. I used white embossing powder which I heat set using my heat gun.
HOT TIP: I begin heat setting embossing powder from the under side of the page to maintain the integrity of the image and not blow the embossing powder off the page. Once it has melted I quickly heat from the top side to ensure the powder is fully melted and adhered to the page.
Step Three: As shown in the images above, I used our water spritz bottle to spray water onto the randomly sprinkled ColorSparx page. Once the desired effect was achieved, I used my heat gun to dry and preserve the colors and water marks in the background.
Step Four: As shown in the image above, I dropped some walnut ink and water to help it spread to certain areas of the page, then dried it with my heat gun.
Step Six: As shown in the three images above, I used acrylic paint pens, a permanent black ink stamp pad, and a colored pencil to apply the finishing touches to my design.
Want to see a brief step-by-step process video for this project? Hop on over to my YouTube Channel to view the video (41 sec). I really hope you found these step-by-step instructions and photos to be helpful and that you feel confident enough to try this on your own. If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to post them below.
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