Friday, January 28, 2011

Experimental Journal

One of the great things about making something for yourself is being able to experiment,
not worrying about the results entirely.
I thought I'd make a cereal box and muslin journal and making all of 
the pages the same way to provide me with some sturdier canvasses.
I was experimenting with some spray on walnut inks and acrylic washes.

Some of my husband's ancestors are featured here~ The Haucks of Danville, Michigan

I had made up some gel transfers of some of my favorite photos.
They didn't adhere quite as nicely as I had hoped but I'm not feeling so picky about it since it's my own journal
 and it was an opportunity to learn what does and doesn't work for me.

I'm not sure yet how I'm going to add to this book.
 I'm thinking it will lend itself to paints more than anything else.

It was my intention for it to be wrinkly and distressed.

The muslin was attached to the cereal boxes with Wonder Under,
a  fabric fusing product.
Using the lace as a stencil came to me by accident when I was trying to tint a small piece 
 with walnut ink on my clothesline.
An edge had flopped over  making a nice design
 so I thought I'd do some subtle stenciling on my pages.


  1. I like it... I like it a lot!!!!

  2. Just loving the colors and textures of it, Kim.

  3. where would we be without experiments? love all the texture in this journal!

  4. Transfers look good to me! I love the copper around the ancestors and the stenciling. Don't you love it when experiments come out good! xox Corrine

  5. nice, kim! i'd never thought of wonder under to attach muslin to something. must try it... that copper also inspires me...


  6. Love the effect you got witht he lace.


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