Friday, February 27, 2015

Dream Tag Banner

Somehow this little project for Graphic 45 got lost in the mix!

I made this right before the new year and I incorporated some secret journaling about my dreams and goals for the year.

One thing I wanted to symbolize in this project, was being free to use my "good" art supplies.  I tend to hang on to the really special for this project I used a few coveted scraps of the retired Steampunk Debutante collection. 

This is my absolute favorite from Graphic 45 and I dream of them releasing it again in one of their collectors editions. 

The hinges on this project really help to add heft and weight to the project.  I just love metal embellishments.  The filigrees on the top also frame things out nicely. 

Another item I used that I had on hand were old embossed and gessoed gears that I had die cut.  I am always so happy when something I have been hanging onto finds it's proper home!

The project is double sided.  On the "back" of the tag banner I started off by journaling.

In order to keep my thoughts and dreams private, I decided to add some elements.  This way the meaning that I established is still present, but they are secret.

I used lots of spray inks and layers to achieve interest and texture.

And here are photos of the whole front and back!

I hope you enjoyed this unique way to journal!




  1. Rhea, How pretty. Like you I have been hoarding my paper stack of the same collection. I can't seem to cut it. You have inspired me to give it a go. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh this is so beautiful. I don't know how it could possibly get "lost in the mix". It stands out and says "Hey look at me!".
    Thank you so much for sharing this!

  3. Beautiful work as always! Love the secret journaling!

  4. I love all of your stuff, but I think this may be one of my favorites...


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