Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The first is a faux leather covered journal made from a brown paper lunch bag. Kinda masculine looking, isn't it?
The inside isn't quite so manly. I used handmade papers to enclose each signature and to line the inside of the journal.
The last journal is a tall, narrow book with slip-in signatures. I used home dec fabric for the cover and black silk for the ribbons on the spine.
Sue B's class has been great. I've signed up for her Mixed Media class -- it starts next week. I can't wait to see what she has on the agenda for that class!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The cover of Kyra's journal is a Jane Sassaman fabric I've had in my stash for a long time. I used a purple and green polka dot to line the inside of the front and back cover.
The second journal, which I'll probably keep, has a cover made of some chartreuse and turquoise fabric I dyed a few weeks ago.
I used hand made marbled papers, and added lots of sketchbook pages. Some of the pages, including the card stock separating the signatures, are stamped with leaves and dragonflies.
I embossed pieces of brass and used them to cover the closures.
These are so much fun to make! I just can't stop!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I had fun with the watercolor washes -- about half of the pages are done this way. I alternated washed watercolor pages with plain sketchbook paper.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We woke up to snow several times during our stay.
In fact, yesterday morning we drove to Denver International Airport in a blizzard. It was pretty harrowing! We don't have many blizzards in North Texas.
But most of the time we had wonderful weather. This is a view of Pikes Peak from the Garden of the Gods outside Colorado Springs:
This is all of the girls (including Janet's daughters) in the Garden of the Gods:
And Brian, me, Erik, Janet and Kaysha (their dog) in Evergreen:
And we enjoyed kicking back and drinking a little wine:
It's good to be home. Now it's time to get back to work.