Saturday, January 23, 2010
Each person makes 10 postcards and will receive 10 in return. Sign ups close Feb 7th and sendouts are Feb 14th, so hurry up and get started! I'll be tracking my progress and arriving postcards.
Sending love out to the Sakura company, did you know you can buy their pens according to color?! I complained just the other night how quickly I go through the black glaze and white souffle pens and said how they should sell colors individually- well they do! You can buy them in sets of two, which is pretty amazing (to me).* I found this lovely information here: http://www.shopatron.com/products/category/2220.127.116.11.9960.10718.104.22.168?pg=2*
Here's another page that was featured in my first video about journaling the unhappy things. This is about my breakup with my ex fiance: the background is made up of bits of journaling I did on scraps of paper leading up to the breakup then covered in blue acrylic. The "singles ad" is from a quilting magazine and I think it summed me up perfectly. An old photo of the two of us has been distressed with sand paper and stapled onto the page.
I have a boat load of spreads to photograph and if it's dry out tomorrow I will get it done =)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I achieved the ink color by first writing my text with a orange sakura souffle gel pen and allowing it to dry and then very lightly going over the letters with a orange sakura glaze gel pen. I love the color I got from this and I will be using this technique again. It is very important to be light handed with the second layer, otherwise you'll scrap away the first layer of ink- give it plenty of time to dry. The skull is from the mojito paper pack by
the Crafty Chica- Kathy Cano-Murillo . The semi circle is actually a watercolored coffee filter.
Friday, January 8, 2010
No photos at the moment, I will have to snag them from my laptop but I do have a lot to share.
I'm in a funk at the moment. I don't feel inspired to make things right now, I want to create but I just don't have any ideas and my pages are turning out "blah." I don't know what's going on but I am trying to work through it.
How do you get out of artist's block?