Wednesday, January 27

Wandering Through Time

Several different paths converged into these art journal pages: the Wanderlust 2016 course I am taking, SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges, some new materials to test out, and my own random thoughts.

When I started thinking about what I really want, the first thing that came to mind is TIME. Time to play, to create, to be with family and know, the usual. But, of course for me, time has a totally different meaning when I enter into the steampunk world or think about time travel. I would love to go to this alternate time that permeates steampunk - kind of Victorian, Industrial, Romantic, but such a different reality from what history tells us of that time. So, yes, time is on my mind.

I started with gesso on the pages, then some texture paste and stencils, then started playing with a lot of Distress Inks.

Adding a layer of brown ink and water splotches...

I really wanted it darker, so added in several DecoArt fluid acrylics - Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Gold, Carbon Black paint and mister. Yes, liking that better, and more copper please! I added more time in with Seth Apter stencils  - Past Present Future and Story Time,  (I  have rediscovered them in my stash - I think sometimes things hide for awhile waiting to be found again, and I am really glad they did!) and Prima Resist Canvas. I used Viva Ferro with the time stencils, and this is an awesome product! Not only is it copper, but has a wonderful sandy texture, just perfect for steampunk!

So, I have had fun on my wandering journey through time, and I hope you have too!

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  1. Saw this on IG and at SASPC! Love the design and it sure looks like you had fun playing with your supplies and pages. Awesome sauce layers! So many glorious paints used to create this gem! Wowzers Maura! Miss you!

    Putting on the DT hat-thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Hugz! ~Niki DT

    1. Thanks so much Niki! I love playing like this, and love my steampunk. You gals are doing a fabulous job and I love to visit and play along. Miss you too! We just have to keep visiting in the inter web!

  2. Not sure if my first comment made it through as I was kicked off the here I try again ;)
    Your journal spread is awesome and I love that it speaks of the fun and joyful time you had while creating it! The texture and colours are beautiful! Love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges (aka your former creative home)!

    Hope you are doing fine!
    Claudia x

    1. Hi Claudia! I mis you all and still think of SASPC as my other home. You all are doing amazing things and I love to come visit! I did have a lot of fun with this and love to play. Maybe I will get to see you in Wanderlust! Take care! Hugs!

  3. Love it, so many gorgeous colours and all that texture !!!
    Have a great day xxx

  4. Such a great journalpage. Love the colors!

  5. This is such a wonderful spread. So much dimension, depth and texture. Thanks so very much for including my stencils.

    1. Thanks so much Seth! Your stencils are so much fun to work with, I can't wait for the new ones!


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