I watched the first session later last night since it was my monthly ATC swap yesterday so I did my journaling about the session this morning. I am sharing my impressions form the first session, but if the interior excavation gets too deep I may skip posting. For now here is my first journal spread. The retreat is continuing until Jan. 2 2016 and the sessions will be available till the end of Jan. so there is still time to join.
There was quite a bit of arguing in my mind about what my intention should be. I finally kept quiet and listened so now I'll focus on "Heal".
I signed up for the free workshop "Woman Unleashed" run by Amber DivaDawn Bonnici and have already watched the introductory video. So while I'm waiting for Dec, 20 for the workshop to start I have purchased a Fabriano EccoQua blanck journal which is 8.25 in. by 11.7 in. and worked on decorating the cover. I started with a Gellie print background which you can see in this post. Next I traced around a silhouette mask I found in a magazine and painted with black and white acrylic paint which I loosely mixed on my palette. I used a cardboard tube to stamp a few more black circles on the page. The title is an outline font which is painted with acrylic paint and some of the journaling is computer generated. Fly is rubber stamped and coloured with Twistables Fun Effects crayons. Several other stamps were used and the circle border was coloured with Aquacolor crayons and blended with a water brush. I bordered the paper with black acrylic, made torn edges and used decoupage medium to glue the finished design to my journal cover. I have tied three pieces of Boutique hand spun silk sari yarn to the spine to help reinforce the binding.
Yesterday was another day of a new journal page. This time I was reading "101 Mixed Media Techniques" published by Walter Foster and came to the page about printing on reclaimed paper. The process looked exciting so I just had to try it out right away. I found an image on my computer of a girl knitting, not sure of the original source, but I changed the photo to black and white and printed it on a piece of brown paper. I was thrilled with the results, I feel that is gives an interesting depth to the photo so I put together this journal page by spaying coffee and fired brick walnut ink through a lace runner on the journal page and used several hand writing rubber stamps along with a Tim Holtz pen nib stamp and a Quietfire "cherish" word stamp. The image was torn and glued on along with computer generated words printed on Gellie print scraps.
I have added this to Carolyn Dube's Link Party
Today I have an oops, not an art oops but a blog oops, I did this journal page on Nov. 13 but never published it to my blog. So here it is today. This is a two page spread plus one more page in my journal telling a little bit about my start at crocheting. I used Rebecca McMeen's Dragon Lace kit and a paint splatter for another kit from Tangie Baxter. The journaling is done in Tangie Baxter Canary. The single page is a collage of some of the pages from the very old Learn How book that I used.
On Tuesday after doing the Courage Journal Page in the previous post, I decided to play a little with my Gellie Plate. Probably inspired by Carolyn Dube's Tuesday Link Party Play. I used several stencils and craft acrylic paint to achieve the prints in the gallery below. Now they are just waiting for the right project to be used in.
Some of these prints are ghost images and some are clean up papers, some are even on the back side of another print.
This page was designed mostly digitally using Rebecca McMeen’s Jane set. I have also used stamps from Tim Holtz Nature stamp set. The rest of the journaling is Undercurrent BTN. I used white acrylic paint and drywall tape as a stencil and a circle mark making tool. The face is stamped with Jet Black Archival ink and the feathers are stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink.
This is my entry on Carolyn Dube's Link Party this week.
This journal page is from last week, but I never had time to post it until now. For this one I started with a paper napkin gift from a friend and I really wanted to build my page around it. The background is a freebie from my desktop publishing programe as is the image of the book and other things at the top of the page. The sentiment "little itty bitty pieces of me is from Rebecca McMeen's Jane kit. I used stencils and other mark making tools with antique white acrylic paint on the page after gluing the paper napkin with matt medium. The red checkered strip at the top of the napkin image is a border stamped on paper tape.