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17 July 2010

Embracing Imperfection

More pages from my altered book art journal, using an old collection of inchies.

Layers were built up from clear gesso, various blues, silver & black paints, Distress Stickles (Broken China) & a little doodling with my black Sharpie pen.

I stamped the text image "embrace imperfection" & the coffee mug stains with Archival Ink (Jet Black). The mini images are both by Tim Holtz.

The inchies were roughed up a little by sanding around the edges. The original inchies can be seen here.

Some of the original printed words still show through as they were protected from the initial paint layers by using drawing gum.


  1. Artist Grayson Perry has engraved 'Creativity is mistakes' in a beam in his studio,' embracing imperfection' would be good too. Often the best things happen on the page when we allow it to go a little 'wrong'. Looking forward to seeing the next pages in your book. Mx

  2. These are super inchies and they look stunning on these pages. The wording and 'coffee mug stains' are perfect together!

  3. Great pages daisy, and a fab way to use all your inchies! xx

  4. wow daisy it looks fab - will be a great book when it's finished xx

  5. Great pages daisy, will be starting my journal very soon - have everything ready, just need the courage to "go for it!" Will come back and get more inspiration. Love S xx