Friday, December 21, 2012

Book of Days for 12/10/12 - SNOW...

I had so much fun making this page in my Book of Days!  I really wish I would have taken in-process pics, but alas I got so involved in the mess-making that I forgot all about it.  Sorry about that!

Here's how it turned out...
The title letters are chipboard, and I stuck them on the page with modeling paste, followed by a couple layers of gesso over the whole page - letters and all.  I also collaged down some plain white paper towels, which create the lacey looking texture you see, and the raggedy edges (especially on the bottom left corner).  That was followed by another layer of gesso, to cover the paper towels. The snowflakes were done with modeling paste applied through Julie Balzer's new stencil that came with her December Art Journal kit.  I glued down the photo of our yard after the huge snowfall, and then promptly got blue mist all over it (aargh).  I pulled the white of the snow on the trees back out with a white gel pen.  The mists are both Dylusions - Bubblegum pink and London Blue. 

The page is super heavy now, but I love how dimensional it feels.

I hope you are having a wonderful week my friends!  I will be back on December 25th for the start of the blog party honoring the Top 2000 songs of all time!  I am making a journal page for each day of the week between Dec. 25 through New Year's Eve.  Each page will honor a song on the list, and I will be here to share them with you as we go.  If you want to play along there's still time!  Click here to go to Marit's blog and read all about it.

See you on December 25th!

4 comments:

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Michelle this is soooo pretty!! I LOVE the colors, textures, photo on this page. Great job with the stencil, really makes the page more wintery, this will be my new favorite now.

Enjoy the break and have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. Can't wait to see what your favorites will be, have fun making them.
HUGS!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I bet it looks even more awesome in person, Michelle! I love the colors and dimension of your creative pages!!!! So cool! And hey, have a very Merry Christmas, my friend!!!! I can't wait to take your class in the new year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the photo, the texture!!!! WOW!!!!

ReneeInLA said...

Your description and pictures make me want to touch that page!! It really is beautiful!