Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Journal Page featuring Julie Nutting Doll Stamp

I finally purchased my first Dylusions Journal!  I was soo excited to get it I just had to do a page right away.

My favorite season is Summer and the Beach, so going with that theme, I started my page.  For the background, I used Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and Broken China.  I made a wave stencil and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo.  I got out my Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and some blue acrylic paint.  I blended the two together to use with the stencil.  I placed the stencil over the page and applied the colored Whipped Spackle.

I knew I needed sand, so I went across the street to the beach and picked up a small jar of sand.  I mixed the sand with some Mod Podge just until all the sand was covered.  Using a spackle knife, I applied the sand to my journal page and pressed hard to make sure it stuck.  Then it was time to wait for the blue background and sand to dry.

While that was drying, I stamped my Julie Nutting doll on a piece of Julie's A4 Buff paper.  That is a great paper pad because it gives you several different skin tones.  For the clothes, I paper pieced them and glued them on.  The hair and hair band were colored using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Once everything was dry, I glued my girl so that her knees were in the sand.  I then added a couple of brass shell embellishments on the sand, and a sailboat in the distance.  The sentiment says it all!  "Simple Times".....they are the times I cherish while at the beach where you can forget everything and totally relax while listening to the sea.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day ~  Deb


  1. Love it! The sand is so cool!

    1. Thanks so much Kat! The sand may be cool, but its a total mess to work with!