Thursday, November 29, 2007

Journal Catch-Up

I have been making more journal pages than I can keep-up with posting. So I am going to try and play a little catch-up tonight.
This first picture I used a hand-cut stencil of myself as a child. I got the idea from reading Judy Wise's blog earlier this summer. She had all these gorgeous stencils in her art and I wanted to try it so desperately--but I lacked the proper photo-shop equipment. Since that has been rectified I am a stencil making fiend.

This next page I used some old sheet music that I distressed using the ranger Distress Inks. They have really become my new obsession....I want them in EVERY color! I am especially fond of the colors that aren't in the brown family. The bright oranges and blues are just lovely! The little girl in this photo is my aunt Marie. I used twinkling H2O's to colorize the photo.

And last but not least another page. I used some sand paper and distress inks on the photo. I like the grungy look I got by wetting and crumpling it. I could hardly believe that it was a pristine photo to begin with!
I feel like I'm breaking through some sort of barrier when it comes to my journal. I don't think I'm there yet--I feel a bit like I'm in a room feeling for the light switch, but I know it's near by. I guess I'll just have to see what happens. That's the beautiful thing about art; it always evolves.

3 comments:

Lia (artjunkgrl) said...

This is SO beautiful!!!! I love the top one with the stencil! you are So talented and prolific! I will list the link to this post in our journaljunk resource. Love your blog and work. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

magicalmuse said...

Love these journal pages. Keep them coming! I found you via Kira's group. :)

iHanna said...

Great journal pages, I really like them. Thanks for your nice comments over in my blog! :-)