Make History by Amanda Southern


 Hi Everyone

For this weeks make I have been creating in my little white/greyboard art journal at only 3" x 5" I love creating these mini art journal pages, and most end up being a double page spread, as this one is.

As you can see I've gone with a Marilyn Monroe themed page, inking up for the first time the fabulous Marilyn caricature stamp by Janet Klein for AALL & Create.

Here's What I Did:

I started by collaging some magazine pictures of Marilyn onto either page of the journal. I added these to the pages using gel medium. Once the gel had dried I trimmed the paper around the pages, I use a sanding block to do this to get a lovely sharp edge. I then brayed some white gesso around the pages to take away the edges of the pictures. Onto the gesso I added some Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide to my craft mat, lightly spritzed with water and then dipped the pages into it where I had added the gesso.

Next was to add some stamped details and this I did by stamping with black Versafine Clair using the Scripted Stars stamp. I also stencilled some gold stars by using That's Crafty! Dinky stencil and using Versamark through the stencil and then heat embossing in gold. I die cut the film strip die in black card and cut away just the edges and added to the edges of the pages in places.

I wanted to add some star embellishments so chose Wycinanka chipboard stars which I covered in embossing ink and heat embossed with the gold powder. I also die cut another film strip and used AALL & Create washi tape to fill in the picture frames, I used numbers for this. 

Final addition was to stamp out the Marilyn stamp which I coloured using coloured pencils. I stamped the quote and cut the words out and added to the page.

Here's What I Used:
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Kitsch Flamingo
Wycinanka Chipboard Double Stars (I just used the centre stars)
Sanding block
Black Card
Coloured Pencils
Have a great week and I will see you next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Fabulous pages Amanda and love how you combined the photos of Marilyn with Janet's lovely stamp. Very cool!
    Fliss xx


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