Wanderlust 2016 just in time as the next one will be posted later today. The problem with waiting so long before I have time to blog about a spread is that I tend to forget what I did to arrive at the final result.
The prompt was: My Fingerprint and I started work in my small Vintage Vanity Art Journal (each page is 5 x 7") by collaging on some papers (now hardly visible any more) and stamping with a textured stamp. It has a sort of hashtag pattern and the flower you can see on the right hand page comes from the same stamp (which has 4 sides). I have had it for years and recently rediscovered it. I can't find any marking about brand etc.
The pages were painted using mainly my fingers and a daisy was stamped on in various places. I used an art foamie called Ring TicTac (designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer) to add another layer of interest to the pages. Some tissue wrap was glued on too. Then I added my actual fingerprints, using both blue paint and a black stamping pad.
Pink ink was dripped down the pages and small white stripes were added using S376 Hash Marks by Stencilgirl.
I found some very suitable quotes that I loved. The first one was written on the left hand page. It says: "Writing is the indelible fingerprint of my soul on paper", and the other one, printed out on the computer, reads: "Leave colourful fingerprints of your life". They led me to add the word WRITE on the left hand side, using the medium sized stencil from the November 2015 Stencilgirl Club.
/As ever I had a great time selecting just the right postage stamp for this spread and you can see it bottom right. I feel like I'm doing my best work in this small art journal at the moment and I must concentrate on trying to replicate this in my larger journals.