Here is the beautiful page I did of our trip to the zoo in April. I didn’t expect it to turn out as beautiful but reality is, I wouldn’t change a thing of what I did to this LO. It is not only that I’m using this book:
I did turn around my page to fit my journaling and my girafe images, but otherwise, I did what it said. This picture was taken back in April 24 or 25 when we went to Mayagüez zoo. I will be working in a few more pages with the help of the book, and of course, my imagination.
Here is what I did to my page:
1. I cut all the pieces to form the background I wanted.
2. I distressed my two larger pieces of paper with Terracota Ink by placing the border of the page in the border of my desk and applying the ink pad fromt the border to the center in an upward motion. The idea was to make the border darker not painting the whole page.
3. I distressed (with my distressing blade) the page I used to mate my pic and my actual picture. Once I did, I glued them together and put aside.
4. I distressed with distressing ink (Tim Holtz: Tea Dye) the 1/2″ X 12″ strip. This was the best part!
5. I glued the pages to a neutral color cardstock (since I was covering it all I used gray so I can use it up [I don’t like that color and have plenty of them] and the slight indentation between papers I used acrilyc paint in orange to cover.
6. I stamped my girafes images in Terracota Ink over a neutral colored (Ivory/cream) cardstock and painted with green acrilyc paint to give it a bright color touch without too much effort.
7. I glued my photo to the LO (which I turned 180 degrres to fit my stamped image). Used glue dots for the stamped one.
8. I stamped journaling lines and wrote **Note: this is in Spanish**
“Las jirafas son animales muy interesantes en teoría. Sus manchas, sus antenas, su estilizado cuerpo con cuello alto.
“Mientras que hay animales grandes, fuertes y poderosos en la selva; también se encuentran (como en nuestra sociedad) animales mas pasivos y hasta vegetarianos.
“El cuello tan alto de la jirafa es lo que le permite alcanzar sus alimentos (frutas) de los árboles y arbustos.
“Sus patas y antenas son el perfecto complemento para tan estilizado cuerpo. ¿Será de alta sociedad?”
I love to journal. It gives an insight of what you think and why you took the picture. I didn’t photogrph all the animals, well, I might have done so, but I did sent to print only those pics I wanted in my album.
Thanks for reading,