this is the first page. it is a single. the january page backed up on the left side, so this one is all by itself. it does not mesh with the page Lisa did as her last january page, but for myself, i want people to use their own style in my book, not to try to make their work look like mine, so following that wisdom, that is what i did.
i painted the page gray and then wadded up some wax paper and dipped it in some black paint and pounced it on the page. i really really like this page.
it is always nice when i end up liking what i did in someone else's book.
it is also always nice when i document the work i have done at the time i get it done rather than only posting once every three or four months and not being able to remember whose book the work is in or anything else about the work.
Monday, February 23, 2009
the right side of the woodblock prints spread. i had these rubber stamps from stampin' up and have used them a couple of times. i embossed the designs with black detail powder and then water colored the pictures. i like these a lot. soft, clean, calming...
i don't know why, but the second thing i did when i got this book to work in was to paint two spreads black. it just seemed like the thing to do. i am happy with the decision, i am just not sure where it came from. this is the left side of the serenity and woodblock prints spread.
i did an actual folded crane in origami on the first page and this picture of one layered on velum over the instructions for folding your own. kinda plain, but i really had trouble with this one. i loved the idea of having the instructions here, but had a load (three days worth) of trouble coming up with a way to make it a bit less stark. it still doesn't go with the left side page, but i still like the idea. hope she does, too.
left side page of final spread in the book. i made a copy of a koi fish drawing on acetate and cut around the top and made a pocket to hold the sign-in tags Lisa asked us to decorate. i layered it over silver glitter sticker paper and it really sparked up the fish! like this a lot.