Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This is the best photo of all I took last night and still it's not that good, probably due to light or other pollution. But, it was lovely to see the Super Full Moon. Hope you have a chance to catch it tonight!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
New spread using a Moleskine sketechbook, the kind with the thick yellow paper. I mixed my media by using a carbon paper transfer, Inktense pencils, and Sharpie poster paint marker. I like the Inktense pencils, espeically when wetting them with a water brush. The paper held up pretty good.
This journal is an experiment--to see how the paper reacts with various techniques and media and to try different things and see if I like the results.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
May Day Dance
14" x 20"
acrylic on paper
Not even half-way through my Ancient Colors Journal, I grew weary of the limited palate and format and needed to break out. So, it was back to acrylics and "May Day Dance" is the result. I even sprinkled a bit of tea in a top section. Fun!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
On the front cover, I glued a present day map of united Germany. On the back, is an old map of divided Germany.
|There are a few half-pages for adding ticket stubs or other paper memories.|
|Dark blue Canson Mi Teintes pages and pockets.|
Grace picked out the elements she wanted and had the great idea of using a curved rather than a straight leather flap. She also wanted to keep the rough inside edge and have it show on the first map page. I think she likes her new journal!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
My latest journal is made from covers of an 1888 rescued book.
Inside is a mixture of papers, including old wall calendars, scrapbook, drawing, pastel, and mixed-media papers, some of my paintings, painted pockets, and gelatin prints.
It has my all-time favorite binding, sewn-over-tapes with the “tapes” being small embossed leather strips. The spine signatures are alternating Canson Mi Teintes papers of dark blue and bisque.
Using my photograph of a surfer in Enniscrone, Ireland, I embellished the cover with metal corner protectors and a metal filigree label holder.