Sunday, March 1, 2015

Childhood Dreams

Welcome everyone,

Our new theme at Our creative corner in this month hosted by our new very creative Teamie Candice (aka Tinkan) is

- Junk in the Trunk -

 "So my challenge to you is to create something out of any kind of junk and re-fashion it either into something useful, functional or beautiful.
I am leaving the challenge open to your interpretation of what constitutes “Junk”. 

It may mean a set of hideously patterned china that you want to smash up and a make a mosaic...
It may mean reams of patterned paper you have lying around that you turn into a collage masterpiece...
It may mean doing something with skeins of wool that you intended to make a a sweater with...
It may mean doing something with rusty keys,nuts and bolts and random pieces of wire that you pick up off the street...
You can create whatever you want to, however you want to and with whatever you want to.
The only rules are that your project MUST contain something that you have reclaimed or recycled. "

My idea was to use an old book for a new art journal page in mixed media style, perhaps not practical at first view, but  yet personally for me. It combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, application of varoius innovative techniques and the idea of telling a story.

- zunächst mit weißem Gesso grundieren
- außerdem wurde aus einem anderen alten Buch
ein Schiffsrumpf und Kartenmaterial ausgeschnitten und mit verdünntem Gesso übermalt
- da meine Handschrift nicht immer so passend ist ;-) werden die Textbilder ausgedruckt
- passend zum Thema habe ich von einem Scrapbookpapier eine Burg als ''Luftschloss'' mit Kohlestift abgemalt

 jetzt kam ein Vielzahl an Schablonen zum Einsatz, immer zunächst mit weißem Gesso, mit dem Heißluftfön getrocknet und anschließend mit Distressfarben (mit Wasser verdünnt) als Sprühfarben genutzt

die Schriftzüge werden mit Decoupagekleber aufgeklebt

die eingesetzten Stempel sind von Viva Decor, Flonzkraft, Kaisercraft und Prima Marketing

The girls at OCC have come up with some inspiring and different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and have fun!!

  This month one lucky winner will win a prize from our  sponsor,

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Happy sunday!!
LG Kerstin


  1. Wow! You do the most amazing Art Journal pages! This one is in my favorite style and colors. Your textures on this page are gorgeous! xxx Laurie Moore

  2. To take an ordinary book and turn it into something so amazingly cool and beautiful and interesting to look at is a feat in itself, what you have done here goes even beyond that. Thank you so much for creating such an awesome project for Junk in Your Trunk Kerstin. You are going to be an inspiration of note to many!

  3. LOVE your AJ pages, Kerstin!! WOW!! You've really taken this old book to new creative heights!! I'm new to art journaling and I'm really loving what you've done here with the layers of color and textures and stamped images! Very cool indeed!! Just a wonderful Junk in Your Trunk creation!! XOXO-Shari

  4. Hi Kerstin, I admire your art journal style, I am just getting into journalling but it is not easy. I love the texture you get on your page. Hugs Jan x

  5. What a transformation! I love Art Journals and this one is fabulous. i love the textures and the vintage colours.

  6. Gorgeous page Kerstin! Love the amazing stencilling and stamping, great colours too! hugs :)

  7. Dear Kerstin, I love your pages…so beautifully vintage, full of textures and with beautiful colour combination…love the little boy, too! Did I mention that I looove textures you made...awesome!! Hugs


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