Enjoy the Journey Journal page

This week I have shared a gel plate video and a series of cards made with prints and leftovers from that gel printing session. If you look closely at this journal page you will see a couple more prints put to use.

The Darkroom Door set, Nomad, recently arrived in my mailbox and the main reason I chose it was the pile of suitcases. I own one old suitcase which belonged to my grandmother; it houses the ‘dress up’ collection. It is not unlike the third one in the left hand stack. The stamp set also has a single suitcase, some passport stamps and two sentiments, one included on this page.

To add even more vintage-ness to the vintage suitcases I stamped them on a grid and striped prints from the gel printing session. I used corrugated cardboard to make the patterns on the gel plate originally. I stamped the suitcases in archival inks then added extra colour with distress inks and gel pens. To create the background I smooshed blueprint sketch distress inks on a piece of acetate, spritzed water over the ink then transferred it to the masked journal pages. With the blue protected I blended a brown base, also with distress inks. Over the top of the inking I added some impressions with the DD world map and scratches background stamps. To balance the suitcases I added the vintage car and sentiment on the right hand side.

Maybe these pages came from my longing to be out and about seeing new and old places, or a longing to be poking around antique and thrift stores. The latter will probably happen before the former.

Are you longing for a trip somewhere? Are you thinking near or far?

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3 Comments on “Enjoy the Journey Journal page”

  1. ND says:

    Sadly; we cannot journey any where at present, though I would dearly love to.(Many places to visit family) And I would like to make that journey in your grandfather’s first car, which you have so beautifully portrayed here.. I think I can find a photo of it. ND

  2. nancystiz says:

    What a fantastic vintage effect you achieved on these wonderful pages! Love how your gelli prints worked out for that luggage. How creative this is and a delight to see it. Your background is equally amazing!

  3. Pat says:

    Such beautiful pages Heather and love the stack of luggage using lots of bits of the gelli plate backgrounds you made, and also the vintage car, and the pretty blue and brown background with the added stamped scratches and world map to decorate it looks so interesting and the perfect look to the pages. x


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