Sunday, 15 July 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012
I've made a lovely card for Colin's birthday (Monday) but I can't share that with you yet. I used the stamps that I got when we were on holiday in Florida. Colin had seen these stamps and had really liked them. I thought that they were nice and having used them together, I really like the effect. As they were Colin's choice, I thought it would be fitting to use them on his card. Will share with you on his birthday!
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Because my page has not felt right, I have found it difficult to work on the art journal. Instead, I had a go at sketching a simple face. It didn't turn out too badly, the shoulders/upper torso was out of proportion to the head, but I suppose that will come . The sketch is not something that I feel I should make public - I'm not feeling that brave!
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Something didn't feel right with the background that I had started. I decided to go over it with a layer of watered down gesso. I then sprayed with some Distress Ink with Perfect Pearls in - I'm still not sure!
Monday, 9 July 2012
Saturday, 7 July 2012
Friday, 6 July 2012
I have been on a suicide intervention skills training today (day one of two) and it's been a long, challenging day. We were given homework; self-care! Working in the studio was an obvious choice for me and in the short time that I had, I created two journal pages. One in the mini book and one in my small journal. I also put gesso on a page in my large journal and left it to dry naturally. I have found that I prefer the gesso to dry naturally, the texture seems different if I use a heat gun to dry it.
I used a tag to do some journalling in the small journal and allowed myself to just write what came to mind instead of thinking too much first. It seems that some thoughts from the training had stayed with me.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
I have been watching Jennibellie on You Tube and decided to give one of the mini books she demonstrated a go. They are simple and don't take too much time. I started by cutting the card and painting it with acrylic paint, I have added some paper napkin collage to a couple of the pages - I used Mod Podge for this. So here is step one. Please keep checking back to see the progress as the book is decorated.