Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Funky, Messy Journal...

Hi everyone and happy Saturday! Last night I worked on another technique in the Child's Play Workshop. The technique was to emboss with gesso and stencils. For my first attempt I used some kid's alpha stencils and added a little apricot paint to my gesso. Here's how it turned out...
I decided my gesso is a little too watery for this technique. The word dream turned out a little muddied. For this page I still like it tho cuz it looks sorta dreamy - no? I might do a little scribbly outlining around the letters to define them more.

I decided I needed something thicker, so I found a super old (we're talking about 20 years - ha) tube of white paint that had gotten really thick, and used that along with a crafter's workshop stencil.....
That worked a lot better. The image is thick and crisp. This truly feels like child's play and I am having so much fun with it!

Next, I used Alma's tutorial and turned all of my prepped magazine pages into nice thick and messy journal pages. I sandwiched five plain magazine pages in between two prepped pages and sewed them up...

I'm so excited cuz I now have enough to make a nice thick, juicy journal! Here's another view of the stack...
I'm thinking I might bind them "Urban Journal" style with some more sewing.

Now, I just need to wait for my spirograph to arrive and I can do the very last assignment in the Child's Play workshop.

While I wait, I think I will finish up my Goddess Guides Page.

What are you up to this weekend?

3 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooooo amazing!! I loveeeeeeeee these!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

McMGrad89 said...

I am sure you are having fun trying these different techniques.

You know what I would probably do with the letters if it is bothering you? I would use the black marker and draw around it like you do with other lettering. If it's not, leave it. It's all part of the technique.

Marit said...

I'm drooling over your journal pages Michelle! The thick pack of stitched pages looks so yummie!!! What I was doing? Hm. Work. Bleh. I hope to finish it all in a few days, and I'm looking forward to play! I miss playing in my journals... I just do a little bit now and then, but work takes over these days. Yep, even in the weekends. I store all the inspiration I see here, put it in my head, and hope to get to it sometime soon!