Bohemia…more squares

since I had some leftover inchies printed I thought I would use some in another set of journal pages for the Art Journal Journey SQUARE challenge this month…

Britannica Junior B Volume

playing in my Britannica Junior encyclopedia volume “B” that I started back in the summer of 2010 here (that is what happens when you have several journals going at the same time)…

Bohemia Squares

this is the eleventh and most likely last spread in this journal…

Bohemia Squares (1)

next I will get busy on the cover…

Bohemia Squares (2)

some of what went into my pages: vintage music paper, inchies, washi tape, paint, gesso, tea dyed cheesecloth, rubberstamp frame, felt crown, stencil paste, Distress Ink, Woody Stabilos, Viva Inka Gold…

Bohemia Squares (3)

“I am a free spirit. Either admire me from the ground or fly with me – but don’t ever try to cage me.” – Unknown

38 responses to “Bohemia…more squares

  1. Really like your idea of using old books and your pages are really nice!
    Sandy

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  2. Such wonderful texture. Did you draw the girl? Love her blue hair. 🙂

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  3. Such a beautiful journal and spread!

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  4. Wonderful pages! I love music backround and the blue squares on the right. Very beautiful wholeness 🙂

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  5. Such creatively beautiful pages…the stencil paste really adds a delicate dimension. How do you like working with it? Does it dry with any stickiness left behind?

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  6. What a wonderful pages! I like it!
    LG Barbara

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  7. Have you designed the border with texture paste?

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  8. Love this spread! that crown and the dreamy blue of those inchies. Just wow.

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  9. Making me smile — again — Patty!

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  10. Hi! I love your Bohemia pages…and your reference about the cage! I guess we are Speaking eachother’s language right now! Beautiful textures and inchies…and thank you so much for visiting me! Kath

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  11. I really like this a lot. And the quote at the bottom of your post is on of my favorites.

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  12. Oh my G*O*S*H*! this is GORGEOUS Patty! WOW!

    xxx Susi
    I am so happy that this masterpiece is for our Art Journal Journey Challenge!
    Thank you Patty!

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  13. Patty,Patty, what amazing art pages you made!! I so love the stencil pasted patterns, it looks so beautiful,– and the sweeet Quin of hearts in her lovely frame – the paste really does something special to your pages,- — I love your painted girl, dearest , and that you used your blue colours for her !!! She and the inchie page supplements each other perfectly!!!!
    They are a wonderful last spread in your book.
    Love from afar!!
    Dorthe

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  14. Patty, these are wonderful pages, love every detail.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful!!!These are such inspiring pages Patty! xxx

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  16. Love the textures around the edge AND I’m glad you didn’t cut up the original inchies.

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  17. I love the richness of your altered pages. Blessings!

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  18. Lovely pages and a great quote

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  19. Wonderful pages!!!! You know I love a great blue spread!!!!

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  20. Oh……. those are “printed” inchies? As in not REAL inchies… but copies, right? ha I have some of my inchies printed….. I used to do that before I mailed them off in swaps…….. need to use them! Thanks for the inspiration…… again!!!

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  21. This is GORGEOUS AND WOW!! I love the girl, so pretty and her blue hair. Those inchies are so dang cute, must try to do this too. The frame and stencil is so perfect for this page. LOVE IT!!

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  22. I have multiple journals and love to jump around in them, it makes for great fun! These are wonderful pages, great inchies, great explorations!

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  23. Great placement on her eye.
    Rinda

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  24. I’m SO glad to be back on the internet after nearly 3 days of being without it. I am in LOVE with that felt crown. It fits perfectly on your lady’s head.

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  25. it is divine!! love all that texture here, such a marvellous spread!

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  26. Hello Patty! just catching up over here and of course I’ve been missing all things extraordinary! I need to get here daily because you always inspire me and I need it! Hope you are having a fabulous summer, xoxo

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  27. Oh the absolute beauty of this.
    The use of colour and texture alone is sensational and then you paint that captivating figure with her special crown. The use of the square alone is so striking.
    Very special.
    Wishes for a lovely weekend.
    Lynne

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  28. Guess who 🙂

    I love these pages, wonderful composition, mine tend to end up looking like a pile of scraps 😦

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  30. OMG Patty your spread is so full of beauty!! So much to discover 🙂 How I love her face with the crown and a heart on her eye…and then all the texture beneath this funny inchies ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  31. Dear Patty,
    what a wonderful unique page, love all elements and coloring.
    xoa Anja

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  32. Wonderful page

    Love Chrissie x

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  33. Gorgeous pages Patty!!! I love how you used the stencil paste to create texture. Absolutely wonderful!!! ~Sophia

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  34. Dear patty,your Journal pages are beautiful, I love the blue backruond and texture,the lady with the crown is so pretty,love it to much.

    Greetings Jeannette

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  35. Gorgeous texture and she is such a beauty.

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  36. Wonderful page!

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  37. You should think about becoming a teacher Patty – I’m sure lots of people would jump at the chance to learn from you, especially if there was any chance of being able to create things like this.

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