Sunday, February 24, 2013
No matter. Popping out of my imagination, this creature with little feet and a hooded cloak is most welcome.
This spread started out as an experiment to see how watercolors washed over bits of foil. It turned out to a little time travelogue. I love it when this happens!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Now I am convinced watercolors have a place in my art cabinet. They ARE great for working in art journals and will probably do their main job there inside. Right now, I just can’t see painting and framing a watercolor nor using it as a journal cover since the completed work can lifted with more water!
Next up? I’ll probably make myself a new watercolor journal using up paper originally bought for acrylics. Not sure why I have an 18” x 24” block of rough watercolor paper—maybe I was inexperienced at the time with the difference between cold-press and hot press and how each affected the way I used acrylics. I want to see how using 100% cotton paper allows for more experiments. Maybe I’ll make a sampler with various other watercolor papers on hand.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Still on a journal-making roll! Here are my two newest. The first is the Green Flower Power Art Journal that has green cotton fabric outer cover fused to brown textured fabric inside.
There are four painted pages and four pockets with, what else, leaves!
The paper is one artists dream of—Fabriano Artistico cold-press 140 lb. watercolor.
Five signatures are sewn into the covers, tied with a leather cord with a small leaf bead around a maple leaf concho.
The other is made of dark blue leather with a gray spiral fabric fused inside. It ties around with a leather cord around a peace sign. Far-out!
More painted pages and pockets to hold all your tickets, paper scraps, and wild dreams.
They feature blue and turquoise colors, naturally.
Six signatures of very light blue 140 lb. Magnani Pescia paper.
Both are available in my Etsy shop.