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Today’s Blogmas is a two page spread incorporating my gears. Those of you who don’t know my art work may be unfamiliar with my Gear Goddess series. You can find pics on my Instagram @sherritimmons_art.

I love creating pieces with the reclaimed and rusty metal I find in parking lots, at army surplus or stuff I have rusted with fire. –(Mr is still not happy with what I did in the Dutch oven – but I say it was clever and makes an excellent place to burn and rust things!!!).

Here’s a quick pic of a piece I am working on in studio right now. It is a new direction for me but I am enjoying the challenge

to see my Goddess collection — hop on Instagram. Now back to art journaling.

Today’s background was made using Tim Holtz distress stain in vintage photo. Then just for kicks I splashed witch hazel on it.

I wasn’t mad at it so I kept going. I cut some gears out of one of the amazon boxes I am getting everyday. Then painted black and finger rubbed some (it’s a technical term!) with Prima Art Extravagance rust effect paste in red rust. Some scratching, cutting, shmearing and ….. taaa dah!

I find quotes and song lyrics a great way to tell through art journal pages what we are thinking about or worried about or excited about. I often take part of one quote and mash it with parts of a different one.

I am hoping to open a small retail space and expand my art in 2019 so many of December’s thought are about that goal. Thus the quote on today’s layout.

Thanks for checking out Art Journal Gypsy BlogMas. See ya tomorrow. Here’s to cheerfully created imperfect art and art journal pages.



Author: artjournalgypsy10

I am a mixed media artist. An art journal gypsy who finds beauty in the perfectly imperfect (even before it was cool)!! I choose to cheerfully create imperfect art while traveling and at my studio in Idaho when I'm not.

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