Friday, November 12, 2010
Journal making with cereal boxes and muslin.
This was done on an already bound Russian book that they were withdrawing from the library.
I took out half of the pages within so that I'll have space to collage on the remaining pages.
This is a smallish journal about 4 inches square from a tissue box.
I found that the more texture with the muslin, the more fun I had painting it.
I love those Lumiere paints!
The lavender dots changed everything.
Exterior of my first try at journal making.
Bible school publication and Chinese image
Antique coloring book image and handmade Balinese paper
Ode to an ocotillo
Interior and pre-made scrapbook page
Using up the paints at the end of the day for a page
An inside that I decided to make an outside
Interior of a journal~ vintage book image and Balinese playing card
Alcohol inks and paint
From a small tissue box and Bible school image
After I was given a lovely homemade journal when visiting my blog friend Corrine from Dosfishes, I was inspired to try my hand at her method of using old cereal boxes and painting gessoed muslin as a covering for some homemade journals.
It was fun for me as I haven't played with much painting in my artistic journey and it was very freeing to play with colors and layers and patterns. Also very messy too.
What I find fascinating is that even with different mediums I can recognize my characteristic style somehow.
I have a goodly collection of vintage imagery and papers to highlight the interiors so it's been fun compiling them to fill these journals.
These still will take a few more embellishments before they're finished but I wanted to show you all what I've been up to before I pack up the studio and head south.
In the works are some lampwork and copper paper clips for the journal pages that I hope to share with you once I am happy with how they come out!