Today I feel more or less normal after my birthday excesses - it won't happen again for another year! Sorry that some readers missed my photos yesterday, I am showing a lot today to make up for it! I visited Ratingen today, a neighbouring town, and had a look round the old town and Christmas market, although it was very cold, wet and windy!
For Art Journal Journey I have another collage to share. This one has been made with one of my collaged wooden hearts, mounted onto corrugated card. The heart was painted with gesso, and collaged with pieces of torn paper, printed and hand-written. Then I gave it a coat of diluted gesso before adding the rose rub-on (LaBlanche). Then I added some gilding flakes before giving it a coat of crackle varnish. The corrugated background (A4) was painted with gesso and sprinkled liberally with Frantage EP in white and gold and heat embossed. Then I collaged more paper scraps and gilding flakes before fixing the heart and some brocade ribbon. I will use this as cover for a journal.
The Christmas market and Church
A beautiful, vintage carousel:
One of the old houses:
The main entrance to the Christmas market:
And last but not least a lesson in relaxation after supper from Lucky and Lilly:
Stretch out on the floor;
Make yourself comfortable:
let your eyes close:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!