Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Journal 52 this week set the theme of Aromatherapy. The use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing. In other words, things that smell good and have a basis in natural remedies, making one feel better! This made me think of Apothecaries - where the creation of herbal medicines really began, the idea of someone collecting and making different vials full of sweet smelling potions.

Trust me to take it down a 'grungy' route! Of course I would. So I painted my background in acrylic paints, added texture paste through a stone wall stencil and stained on top with distress inks. I die cut the bottles, feathers, ink pots and base of the domed jar in card, colouring with distress inks. I then found these great vintage looking herb labels on Pinterest, printed and added to the background. A few sprays of tattered angels and the arranging began. The top of the domed jar just didn't work in card, so I die cut it in acetate and then stamped the plant forms on the back, adding a metallic paint marker around the edges, so it showed up on the background. Sealing the deal!

I had fun creating this journal page. So why not head on over to Journal 52 for some other inspirational ideas and have a go too.


Lesley said...

I really love your page, especially the way you have made your bottles and found labels to print for them! xx

Christine Wenger said...

A wonderful page, especially the colors. Thanks for showing the process.