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The Page and the Junk

Good morning!  Welcome to the blog on this very lovely Thursday, where I will be sharing my latest page with you showing you a Girl with a Repurpose spin!  I have chosen to work with a black card stock page from my Paper Doll Palace Art Journal, a layered art bit I made by recycling some old pieces of art and little scraps left laying around my desk, and this fabulous piece of . . . well I have no idea what to call it.  It is the inside binding from a vintage book.  I had ripped all the pages out, and removed this piece and thought it was so cool looking, I kept it for just this sort of project!  Take a look.

Is it just me, or is that piece just amazing?  I am so glad I kept it!

I also used some of my favorite Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic paints:

Torrid, Caution Tape, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Fallen Angel

Breaking the Blank Page

I went right in after this blank page with a dry paint brush and some luscious color.

I also scraped some white gesso over the page and scraped it into the paint for some texture.  Then I diluted some of the Torrid, Caution Tape and some black acrylic paint and proceeded to make some splatters and spots all over the page to grunge it up!

Next I attached my book binding piece and the little collaged art bit with some double sided tape, to secure it and to give some dimension to my page.  I also dug some black thread out of the trash that I had thrown away, and used some Clear Gesso to attach that to the page, coming out from under the other elements.  If that isn’t recycling, I don’t know what is.  Am I right?

The Finished Page

I cut out a little butterfly, inked up his edges and used some found words I cut out of the book the binding came from, and it all just came together beautifully!

I have to say, I think this has turned out to be one of my favorite pages in my art journal. I hope you enjoyed following along with me today, and I hope you found something to inspire you to go find some trash to re-purpose into your very own art treasure!

Until Next Time,

Dale Ann