Art Journal layout – Memory

  • Theme: Vintage and distressed
  • Colours: Vintage gold, brown, orange, moss green and black
  • Working time: 1.5hr

It has been a while since I did an art journal layout. So here it is! I love how this turned out. To be honest, I was a little worried about the outcome of this project since I haven’t used a full on brown and vintage gold colours.



12 inches DIY Photo Album, Scrapbook Albums, Wedding, Travel, Family Photos, from AliExpress

Stencil and texture pastes

Lace Corner Decoration Stencils for DIY Scrapbooking, Plastic Handmade Template Crafts, Art Diary Decor, Painting Spray Tool Card from AliExpress
Quality is great. Doesn’t feel that it will be ruined right away
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Modeling Paste – Mini – Warm Metallic Assortment from I used the Copper Penny. I like the thick consistency and the colour is vibrant.
  • Stone Effect Paste from I love using these pastes. The consistency is the same as cement textures.
  • Prima – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – Copper Crackle – 8.5 Ounces from I used this to give the edges a little more texture.

Gesso and acrylic paint

  • ARTIST’S LOFT® WHITE GESSO Michaels. Has a satin finish to it. You will need a few coats to cancel out any colours of your elements.
artists loft® white gesso 16 oz from michaels canada, mixed media project white primer, can be used on a variety of porous surfaces, including canvas, wood, panels or paper
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Steampunk Copper
  • CRAFT SMART® ACRYLIC PAINT Holiday green from Michaels Combined with the Steampunk Copper, I made a moss greenish colour. I like how the colours combined perfectly.


  • Laser cut wood design from AliExpress Great quality. Shipping might take a little bit longer if shopping from this site.
  • Laser cut wood dragonfly and hummingbird from Dollarama.
  • Prima – Amber Moon Collection – Flower Embellishments – Raven from
  • Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – 12 x 12 Paper Stash – Dapper from Used a stashed cardstock from one of the pages in this cardstock set.
  • Sizzix – Elegance Collection – Thinlits Die – Magical Butterfly from The original die that I used for this project is already discontinued. The link is the closest that I can find. Sizzix has lots of beautiful die-cut designs to choose from. Using a texture/crackle paste, textures were added onto the die cut design.
  • Vase fillers from the dollar store
  • Acrylic gems from Michaels
  • Washi tape from AliExpress

Silicone/rubber stamp and ink pad

  • Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Cling Mounted Stamps – Carte Postale from
vintage Clocks Of Different Sizes Transparent Clear Silicone Stamps


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