I was inspired by Donna Downey when I made this spread. I first collaged the page with some black and white images and bits from a phone book page. After the collage was dry I spread patching plaster roughly over the page making sure that some of the collage still showed through. When that was completely dry I sealed it in with gel medium and let that dry. Next I made a glaze from glazing medium and a blue paint and covered the surface leaving in on for about a minute. I used baby wipes to wipe it off so that it was just stuck in all the cracks and crevices. I let that layer dry and then I painted on my roads and glued on the tag that I had written some of the Robert Frost poem and let it dry. I filled in around the road and tag using a couple of different colors of green chalk pastels. I rubbed them in and blended with my fingers. After everything was dry and looked the way that I wanted it to look I fixed the pastels with a fixative and let it dry. I added my own words at the end. I hope that you enjoy this journal page and the poem.
Have a great week,
This was the last week of summer of color. The colors for this week are sage green and sepia. I had a lot of fabric dyed in these colors already so I didn't have to make any new fabrics. I made three cuffs since I had so much fabric. I recently bought a bag of vintage costume jewelry as well, so I picked a bit to go on each cuff. These colors seem to fit the vintage style really well. I want to say thank you to Kristin for organizing such a fun event. I have enjoyed playing along each summer.
I also had time to make a journal page in the last week.
I made a steampunk cuff in a more masculine style as well this week.
I hope you enjoy seeing what art I have been creating this past week. I hope that everyone has a marvelous weekend.
This week for Summer of Color the colors were Candy Apple Red and Yellow. These are not colors that I usually work with except as accents. But I'm willing to try any combination at least once. I started by dyeing some fabrics red since I didn't have any fabric in that color. I already had a couple of yellow fabrics from a previous year. Here are the fabrics that I worked with to make the cuffs. I have a cotton in both colors and also red silk and cheesecloth.
I also had the chance to paint in my journal this weekend, so I'll share that page too. This page has gesso sprayed through a stencil in the background and then I painted with Twinkling H2O's over the top and added some text.
I hope that you have a wonderful and creative week and I will post again next week.
This week for summer of color the challenge was to work with pale pink and charcoal gray. I really love how these colors work together. I wanted to make these cuffs have a touch of elegance within the shabbiness of the fraying fabrics and the cheesecloth. I do love how the frayed edges look, so I use them in most of my textile work. I hope that you enjoying seeing the cuffs that I made this week and stay tuned for next week's project.
These are the fabrics that I dyed for this week. The darker pink silk on the top was in the same dye bath as the charcoal gray cotton, but turned out very different. I love dyeing cotton and silk at the same time because you tend to get different looks because the fibers take up the dye differently.
I also have a couple of pages in my journal to share again. The first one is from a Lifebook lesson. In the second one I was playing around with doodling on a stenciled image and making a gratitude page.
Have a great weekend.
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I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
Check out my husband's website. He is a writer and has written about our life and many other amusing stories.