I want to start doing some art journaling and decided to get one started. So I started with the cover! I used this fabulous vampire image available at Mo's Digital Pencil. I love it. It reminds me of Jean Claude from the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I printed him off nice and big and colored with copics. I don't color very well with copics in general, and the blacks and reds are worse. But I have fun, and that's what matters. Right?
Anyway, after I colored him, I decided he would look good standing under a lamp post - so I cut the one from my trusty Recollections 12x12 pad and embossed the black parts with Ranger distress ink and black EP. Then I glued it to the now cut apart piece of paper. I used a scrolly stamp for the bottom, and embossed with more black EP. The top of paper I used a blood drip stamp with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and the same Distress EP. The sentiment I stamped with my ancient tiny alpha blocks and then distressed and added some texture to the paper with more inks/EP. I crumpled the whole paper and added more ink. Black Soot Distress Ink to be exact. I then adhered Jean Claude and added the sentiment and mod-podged the paper to the book and then sealed it all. At the end I added some bling and Tim Holtz texture tape- with more ink. The back is the same color with bats on the paper.
This is for the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge- anything vampire.