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"Do More" Journal Page

Hey y'all!  Michelle here sharing a mixed media journal page with ya today!  You know my favorite thing to do with my mixed media kit is to get into my journal so this is always a fun post for me.  I didn't get to film a process video for you this time because we are currently experiencing a crazy, unLouisiana like winter storm that has our power knocked out.  I was able to hop on and make a quick post with some generator power!  WOOT!  So I'll be quick!  

I started in my trusty handmade paster journal...I'll have to show y'all how to make that one day.

The only tool I used was a pallet knife!  I was improving and didn't want to stumble around in the cold and the dark looking for tools LOL!  So I applied my pink acrylic with the pallet knife then once dried I squirted the crackle medium directly on to the page and spread it with the pallet knife. Once that dried I did the same with the white acrylic, squirted it on to the page and spread it out.  The crackle happens right away so it's always fun to watch.  

I really didn't give it time to dry.  I worked quickly.  I pressed one of the Tres Jolie laser cut chipboard pieces that you can purchase from the website.  I applied some of the gold alcohol ink directly on to the chipboard to highlight it.

Next, I applied drops of the gold alcohol ink to the page while I held it up so it would drip down freely giving it a freeform look.  Remember, work quickly.  I then pulled the paper peddles off of the prima flowers and pressed them into the wet paint.

Finally, I took one of the wooden heart cut outs from the kit and painted it with the white acrylic.  I didn't really give it a chance to dry before I squirted the crackle medium on it and spread it with the pallet knife.  I let it dry a bit but not fully then added generous drops of the gold alcohol ink and spread with the pallet knife then watched it crackle.

Again, before it dried fully I pressed in some "A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter" stickers and adhered the heart to my page.

And that's it!

Such a fun and fresh way to use the mixed media kit supplies!  I hope it inspires you to do something beautiful!

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