Burlap Journal Page

Hi guys! This page is created in my Dina Wakley Media Journal on a burlap page but is inspired by Tim Holtz. I don’t really share many journal pages but i really like this one and I hope you do to? The burlap pages within the journal can be a bit scary for a start but they really are the most fun to create on once you get over that. I began by sticking down some ephemera from the Tim Holtz Emporium, Thrift Shop and Expedition packs on the page using the Vintage Collage Medium. Once that layer had dried I pushed some Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, to add some raised interest to the background. I also roughly applied a small amount of texture paste to the burlap that wasn’t covered by ephemera. To help blend the page together I added some Walnut Stain Distress Paint to the texture paste and Walnut Stain Crayon around the edges of each piece of ephemera.

The background was now complete so I added a large feature image from the Tim Holtz Found Relatives pack which I tinted with a wash of Walnut Stain Distress Paint and stuck down with foam pads for added dimension. The next step was to add some wording, I used a metal panel from the Tim Holtz Quote Bands pack which I attached using some string that I tied through the burlap page. I also used some stickers from the Big Chat book in black that I edged with the Walnut Stain Crayon. The final part of the project was to add some brads from the Tim Holtz Dapper Fasteners pack that added further dimension to the page. This project turned out to be super fun although it started out very scary, I would defiantly recommend the Dina Wakley Media Journal to anyone having difficulty creating different journal pages. The various surfaces within this journal pushes you out of your normal way of creating and helps diversify your creativity. I hope this inspires you to create something a little different and out of your norm? if it does post a pic on social media and use the #winstoniancrafts so I can have a look and we can share our experiences. Happy crafting!