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Art Journal Page - "Roots"

A few years ago, my mom gave me a photo album filled with vintage black and white photographs of my relatives.

So, I created an altered book dedicated to making art journal-type pages for these photos. The book is a vintage math book. I tore some pages out and then glued 2 or 3 pages together for sturdiness.

The only two requirements for my pages in this book is, I want the entire book to have a vintage-y feel and I want each page to have quite a bit of space for journaling. I plan on getting the story behind each photo (if my mom knows it) and adding it to the page.


This page has a tag that slips behind the photo that I plan to journal on all about the photo. Right now all I know is (I think) the man in the photo is my great grandfather. I want to not only include dates and locations, but if my mother knows a little story or antidote about the person in the photo, I want to include that as well.


Process Video:

Golden Molding Paste:
Maggie Holmes “Open Book” Paper:

Finnabair Stamp “Messy”:
Finnabair Stamp “Bubbles”:
Staz-On ink in Black:
Staz-On ink in “Timber Brown”:
Finnabair Texture Paste Clear Crackle:
Finnabair “Honeycomb” Stencil;
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Fuzzy Navel Peach
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pomegranate:
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “Rustic Rose”: (from this set)
(individual pot):
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “Warm Gray”: (from this set)
(Individual pot):
Tim Holtz “Metal Nature Adornments”:
Tim Holtz “Muse Tokens”:
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Micaceous Iron Oxide
Finnabair Mechanicals “Mini Brads”:
7 Gypsies Script Stamp “Very Beautiful” Stamp Set:
Circle Drywall Tape
Tim Holtz Filmstrip:
Tim Holtz “Mini Worn Text” Stamp:
Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers:           
Tombo Mono Multi Glue:

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface:
Black Watercolor Pencil:
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil:
Collage Pauge:
Plastic Palette Knives:
Darice Heating Tool:
Golden Gesso:
Project Life Date Stamp:
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Black Staz-on:

Thanks so much for looking!

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