Hi Friends! My favorite line from any episode of Doctor Who is “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.”
I had that quote swirling around in my head after reading (OK listening to the audio book, what can I say, I love to be read to:) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It is a hauntingly beautiful and very sad story that has been made into a movie. If you read it you will need tissues, I hear the movie is the same, I plan to see it. It got me thinking to the things we leave behind, our art, scrapbooks and journals and how nice it is when we include out own handwriting. I am really self conscious about my handwriting, it has never been pretty but I must admit watching this video back I was really annoyed at how much I was complaining about it. Sorry about that. Oh and I was convinced that I needed the word “are” on the page after I wrote “were” like a werewolf not we-are so I wrote “are” and realized what I was missing was a darn apostrophe LOL! Hence the strategically placed washi tape! One of theses days I’ll be able to talk and write at the same time while shooting a video (don’t hold your breath though.) Enough rambling, here is the video!
The wonderful supplies I used were donated by Oriental Trading Company. I used:
- Paris Clear Stamps $8
- Border Clear Stamps $12 (I said $8 in the video, sorry)
- Canson XL Mixed Media Journal in 9″x12″ size
- Set of 5 washi tape $5
- Mini Spray Bottles (sorry, out of stock)
- Picket Fence Stencils $8.50 set
I hope you use your handwriting in your journals, card and scrapbooks because it creates a link from us to the viewer that becomes more special as time passes. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, mixed media, Stamping | Tagged: art journal, art journal tutorial, canson XL mixed media pad, clear stamps, handwriting, John Green, oriental trading company, paris stamps, screens, spray ink, stencils, templates, washi tape |