Sometimes you might want to hide what you write on an art journal page, or you might have too much to write so that it won't fit (that is often a problem for me). Then a pocket is a great solution and here I made one with the Pocket Envelope die. This pocket also works great on a scrapbooking page for journaling or add it to a card for a fun interactive element.
Covered the die cuts with gesso and press an embossed paper into the gesso to add texture.
When dry, the page was painted with Distress Paint. I also painted the opposite page, even though I wasn't planning to do anything with that page today.
Mist the page with Biscotti Perfect Pearls for shine.
When dry, stamp here and there with a text stamp and Fern Green Archival Ink. I didn't mount the stamp on an acrylic block.
The Pocket Envelope was die cut from kraft cardstock and stamped with Fern Green and Gathered Twigs.
The background has a great organic feel to it, with the die cuts, embossed paper impressions, paint, mist and stamping. A few butterflies were added to the page, one of them on top of a butterfly in the background.
I dyed cheesecloth with Distress Ink, die cut leaves with the Garden Greens die and cut out a bird and some words from Menagerie 8 x 8 patterned paper. Tuck your journaling into the pocket and you are done.
Thank you for looking!
Surfaces: Ranger Small Creative Journal; Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Menagerie 8 x 8 paper stash, Collage 8 x 8 paper stash; Bazzill kraft cardstock | Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Curiosities, Nature's Moment, Bird Feather | Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green, Jet Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters | Paint: Ranger Distress Paint - Antique Linen, Peeled Paint; Adirondack - Lettuce | Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls - Biscotti | Medium: Ranger Dina Wakley - White Gesso | Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Index Labels, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs, Chit Chat Stickers; cheesecloth