Art journal | Thoughts and theories

[This is a scheduled post. I am on vacation and it might take me a while to get back to you]

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am back with an art journal. In my favorite vintage style and by using lots of Tim Holtz goodies, including the new colors of distress oxide inks.

There is also a great SALE running at the moment on all Tim Holtz branded products!! Make sure to check it out at the bottom of this post.

For my background I did some stenciling withΒ  Grit Paste ( SSS ). This is a must have paste if you like to do stenciling and then work with distress inks on top. It does not resist distress oxide ink and look how that texture stands out!

My little vintage guy is from the Paper Dolls collection ( SBC | SSS ), which is packed with vintage people. You get adults, children even dogs in different sizes and multiples… there are at least a 100 of them. Love them and can be used as focal points on so many of your projects.

I used my big shot to cut out the gears using the Sizzix Gadget Gears( SBC | SSS ) die. They are made out of Kraft Stock ( SBC | SSS ) that has kraft colored core which I revealed with a sanding block. Love that look.

I finished the look by added quotes and stickers by Tim Holtz. I am so happy with the outcome. I love the vintage look, it was easy and quick to make plus I put many of my supplies into use! So much fun!

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies and SALES:

There is a great sale running at the moment at HERE!

SAVE 15% on ALL Tim Holtz branded items! The discount is already taken from the regular price of all Tim Holtz items and reflected in the SPECIAL price on each product page. This sale ends on July 26th, at midnight PST.

And another great sale is running at Sizzix. They are having a Mega “Christmas In July” Sale that started today (25th of June) with over 1500 items.

Links to multiple shops provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.


  1. As always, beautiful job on your pages. Love that background. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    July 26, 2017
  2. Fiki said:

    its amazing!

    July 26, 2017
  3. Lagene said:

    Awesome project, thanks for the video!

    July 26, 2017
  4. Shari A. said:

    Thank you, Vicky. I always love watching you do your art journals. So amazing. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    July 26, 2017
  5. Teresa Doyle said:

    This is so awesome Vicky, you always inspire me! TFS!

    July 27, 2017

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