Hi everyone, when summer is here I feel like I have a paint brush in one hand and a garden trowel in the other. Both are great ways to express yourself on a blank canvas! I created a tongue in cheek Garden Hours art journal page today to express how scattered I feel right now. Sometimes art journals are good that way! They don't all have to be masterpieces....doing something to record your feelings or just to have fun is a great way to spend time with your art.
First I started with a magazine image. I found a full page picture which really looked inviting to me with the door opening into the garden. I fussy cut away all the inside parts so I would have room to write.
Then the fun part, I got out my Helmar Decoupage & Craft Paste to adhere the image down into my journal using the handy little spreader that Helmar gives to you when you purchase the Decoupage & Craft Paste.
I add a layer of the Helmar's Decoupage & Craft Paste over the top layer too, just to seal the magazine image. You can see how it looks when it is still wet on the picture on the left, but look how clear it dries! And please notice how flat the thin paper of the magazine is, that is so important when making collages!! We don't want wrinkled or bumpy paper!
I ♥ my Helmar Decoupage & Craft Paste!!