Team project by Jaine and Birgit

Birgit and I share a couple of  interests  in common when it comes to crafting. We both like art journaling and like to use  old book pages in our work.  For our team project we decided therefore  to work with these two ideas as our inspiration. Our styles are quite different so I’m hoping you’ll find lots to inspire you with our projects.

I decided to fill a couple of pages in my Summer 2011 art journal.  For the first page about our National Day celebrations,  I’ve used music score paper as my background but painted it first with gesso to dull the printing. I’ve used flowers from the Funky Flowers stamp set as fireworks, giving them a sprinkling of glitter to make them shine. I’ve also used the Mini Pennants for the bunting and the border stamp from the Border Lines set to frame the page.

For my second page I’ve transfered the music score paper onto watercolour paper using gel medium to make a subtle background. I cut out some rough circles to use as masks and sprayed inks over the page using dye inks. I’ve used the Friday Night Stencil alphabet for my title, emphasising it with the brackets from the oversized set.  I wanted to stamp the film strip from the Snapshot set at the bottom of the page and ended up dropping it. I could have covered it up by stamping it a second time onto paper, cutting it out and sticking it over the top but I actually liked the messy look it gave me, so I left it there. I finished off the page using the Graphic Borders stamp printed onto book page as a frame.


Here are a couple of gorgeous pages from Birgit and some explaination on how she did them.

For “the sky is the limit” I used Colorful Companions, Bottlecaps, Repeat
after me and Backgrounds. For the background I used Gesso and TA Glimmer
Chalkboard. I stamped with Stazon and colored in the little dots of the
bottelcap stamp with Letraset markers and then I put little punched out
paper circles on top. The stars where made using sequin waste.


For “Heaven” I used Colorful Companions, Abundant blossoms, Bottlecaps,
Backgrounds and He loves me. The background was made with acrylic paint. I
also used acrylic paint to stamp the butterflies and the flowers. I used
Stazon to stamp the bottlecap stamp and the little swirl from the He loves
me set. Again I colored in the little dots of the bottlecap stamp with
Letraset markers. The little circles and the words “heaven” where cut from
bookpaper. The angel wing is a rubon from Hambly.
The little white dots on both pages where made with the back of my brush
dipped in acrylic paint.


Hope you enjoyed them.


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  1. Allison says:

    Stunning journals Birgit and Jaine! I so need to get into this trend.

  2. Agata says:

    Beautiful and amazing! You girls rock!

  3. jill says:

    Breathtaking…….absolutely stunning.
    I love the creativity (& mess) it looks like this ART journalling creates. I’m going to start looking for my own personal journal in the city this weekend. Something new to try for the fall………love it. THANK YOU for the inspiration.

  4. Janet Zeppa says:

    Oh my! You ladies are true artists!!!

  5. Sue Sykes says:

    So pretty – I love what both of you have done!

  6. Janet said it best…this is pure art!

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