I joined a free Art Journal Workshop Facebook group with some friends last week.  The idea is she’ll give us a journal prompt at the beginning of each week that we use to create that weeks art journal page.  She’s also planning on doing some YouTube video’s with different techniques, etc throughout the year.  It’s called Journal52 and it’s a pretty incredible group of women with literally all levels of experience in the art of Art Journalling.  I decided to use a binder I found at our local Thrift Store a while back.  It was an old recipe binder that was empty when I bought it so a few coats of Gesso covered this rather busy cover to make it ready to alter and use as my Journal for the year for this workshop.  Good deal!!  $0.25!!!



I decided to go with a Steampunk theme and use my Lindy’s Stamp Gang set called Industrial Chic.  This set is available at the Frosted Designs  on-line store.  It’s probably my favorite of all the sets!  I used a homemade brick stencil and some wall repair compound gave the page some texture.  Then I layers a BUNCH of misc things to the front to give it a bit of an Industrial Chic feel to the cover.  I used some old stuff I’ve had in my stash for years, a few chipboard pieces, one of which I cut in half and made into the wings on either side of the compass, a Tim Holtz knob and some nuts and washers to spell out the 52.   I painted all the pieces with a coat of Gesso so the sprays would adhere to them and started to spray……..and spray……and spray some more.  Then I did some painting with the sprays…..and then sprayed some more.  There are sooooo many layers of spray on this!  I finished it off with a few light touches of Rub ‘n Buff and it’s done!!

IMG_2845I kinda feel like maybe I should have put more things on it….but oh well.  Next time. 😉  Here are some close-ups of some of the elements…

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So, that’s it!  I’ll do another post with my first page one it…..I didn’t want to make this one too long….I’ve probably already lost Sandee after the first paragraph.  Good thing she likes pictures!!  Luv ya girl.  😉

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to step into my therapy room for a few minutes….I love the company!!




About mycraftingtherapyroom

My name is Yvonne Gebauer and I'm a cardmaker and have just entered the amazing world of Mixed Media and am LOVING it!. I'm a wife, a mother to two grown boys, and a grandmother to 5 amazingly beautiful grandchildren which I have to say is really all it's cracked up to be and more. I work full time and am really starting to think that work is getting in the way of life!! I have a large crafting room and I'm my happiest when I have a group of friends get together in this room and just have a blast. Every once in a while we actually create something! Or, when I get a chance to have one of my grandchildren over to just let them play and create what they want with what I have in my stash.....which is allot. My craft room is my therapy room of sorts. My place to go and just be......

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  1. i just love love love this piece!! you have inspired me to pull out my brick stencil and industrial chic sprays (and raid my husbands jars of nuts and bolts!) I will start following your blog!! Awesome work!!

  2. LOL!! Yes I do love pictures!! smh You know me a little too well! Thanks for the Frosted Designs Shoutout…We are loving the Lindy’s as well! Your jornal cover is awesome, love that industrial look! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥

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