Hi everyone, Sandee here, with a journal page that I created using a water tearing technique which gives your paper some interesting textured edges.
- To create an image like I did, paint a line of water along the piece of paper where it is to be torn. Leave it for a couple of minutes to sink through the paper and then tear along the wet strip. The tear will follow the water soaked paper, making it possible to tear more precise shapes.
Another fun journaling tip is to create pockets on your page where you can slip in secret journaling or just a date tag like I did here. I made this pocket by adhering down a layer along the top of the torn paper thus allowing my tag to easily be pulled out.
Next, I used the same water technique to create my butterfly. I made 2 of them because I wanted to add some dimension. The first butterfly is fixed to the journal page with my Helmar Super-Tac Glue which I also used to glue down all my base papers with.
Then I used my dimensional Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to give the butterfly some lift under it's wings. I don't like a lot of dimension in my art journal book so I really appreciate the ability to get as much or as little lift as I want with the Liquid Scrap Dots.
For me, one of the secrets to being artistically happy is having reliable, dependable products like Helmar to work with!
Capture the Moment kit - all paper
Americana Peaceful Words stencil Part #: AS05-K