Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book of Days Catchup...

I haven't shared any Book of Days pages in awhile, so I've got a catchup post for you today.


First up is my page for January 5...
 For this page I tried two new things... 

The hair was done by painting gesso on top of the spray ink background, which gave it a softer version of the same color.  Then I took it a little further and defined the different strands by adding more acrylic paint.

The journaling block was made by adhering a piece of tissue paper down with a glue stick.  I wanted just enough coverage to be able to see my writing, but still have the background show through. It worked great and I'm sure I will be using that trick again in the future.

 Here's my page for January 10...
 The colors on this one are a combination of neocolor II crayons, and Letraset Aqua markers.

This is the page for January 11...
 Effy inspired me to try using a Project Life card on a journal page.  It was an aha moment!  I have like a bazillion project life cards!  How awesome to find another way to use them!  Anyhoo, this was my first Soulistry prompt page.  I stamped the prompt on the PL card. 



 I also finished this page on January 11...
 I had some new inks to try out, so I just randomly blotted them around on the page.  I labeled them for future reference.

 And finally, this is the page I finished last night...
This one is done with gesso, acrylic paint and tissue paper. The theme I was working with for this page was "Full Circle."  I'm realizing as I type this that I could have also said "The more I create, the more I want to create."  HA.  It's so true.


I hope it's helpful for you to see these pages.  I'm loving the process of making them, and sharing them with you.  I thank you so much for visiting!  Have an awesome day my friends!

5 comments:

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle! Your pages are so awesome and inspiring. I love every single one of them! I wish I could bottle your creativity!!!!! The first two are wonderful - I love their hair!!!!!

dawn said...

MICHELLE, YOU ROCKED THESE PAGES MY FRIEND. The girls, their hair...OMG LOVE LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! Your writing trick on tissue paper is awesome, it blends in so much it's part of the page. Love what your mom has taught you, she must be so proud of you I'm sure, such a great role model you are to others, thank you for sharing that with us and inspiring us EACH DAY!!! You live life so happily and it shows in ALL YOU DO!! LOVE LOVE THESE SO MUCH!!!

Beansieleigh said...

Wow! LOVING your work Michelle!!.. Have a great day! ~tina

Dara Lynn said...

You are really do inspire!! I am soooo digging the brights!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love loveeeeeeeeee these Michelle!!! I am LOVING the hair on the first two!!! GORGEOUS!!!