I recently bought Kate Crane's new DVD's - #3 and #4 - and was inspired to jump on the vintage ledger bandwagon. I found a real beauty on eBay for only $10! Of course the shipping was another $12, but still.... what a STEAL!
I've christened the ledger with my first journal page...
Started with my favorite Dylusions ink sprays for the background, adding stenciling and stamping as usual. I love that the ink sprays are transparent so you can still see the ledger entries behind them.
Added some texture with gesso and dimensional pearl swirls.
My collage is from magazine cut outs - and the bunting (pennant) stamps made a nice spiky hat topper. The hat is actually cut out from the image of a killer whale.
Added the checkered background using a paint dabber and refined the image with white/black sharpie paint pens.
Then added the quote, which I love. I love a good challenge, especially the arty kind. I'm always looking for new techniques and things to try. I'm still a little gun-shy with my doodling. One of these days I need to just jump in. Stay tuned...
This ledger is on the large side... approx 8 x 12 when closed. And it's got over 200 pages with entries on every single page! Love it! This should keep me going for a LONG LONG time!
Have an awesome day!