Using what is on my desk after finishing the journal page some pre-cut ATC backs a circles rubber stamp and words printed on cardstock I created these Words To Live By ATC for swapping. I have enough to make a total 12 ATCs.
I just joined yesterday, The Art Journal Emporium so I am new to the course and I have not done much journal work or collage. I used a printout from set 1 of fill in the blank pages printed on mixed media paper and painted with paintbox paint of unknown brand. The images come from a local store brochure, one of this months sets from the Art Journal Emporium and paper napkins. I did my spread on paper that I plan to add to the Junque Journal later. This has been fun and I am pleased with my results.
I found some videos on YouTube for a project that some called a cupcake journal, and I liked the idea. All of the ones I saw were made from purchased lace doilies, but that just wouldn't do for me, so I started looking for crochet patterns. Unfortunately, since I haven't done much crochet for quite awhile my pattern library has lots of knit, but the crochet seems to be hiding from me. I purchased a lovely book in April "99 Little Doilies" by Patricia Kristoffersen and got started. The brown flower on the front cover is the only one that did not come from this book,it is part of a purse pattern from Piecework magazine by Interweave. The largest doily in my journal measures 6.5inches in diameter and it is all held together with a binder ring with ribbons and lace ties on.
We haven't had a call for a May Quiltie swap on the Byhandartists group yet, but I am hoping we will. In any case I've been wanting to do a project like this and now seemed like a good time.
I stitched assorted black and white ribbons to my base fabric and black embroidery thread stitches at the adjoining edges. The figure is rubber stamped on coffee stained cotton, fused to another piece of cotton and die cut. This is stitched over a glittery sheer ribbon. The sentiment is also stamped on coffee stained cotton and the embellishment is a piece of old jewelry.