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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

journals ~ finished!

hi there ho there folks!

so... here's what i've been doing in a few minutes here and there.  it's been so hectic preparing to retire, cleaning out my office... cleaning out my clothes closet!  {casual clothes here i come!!}  but i also have lots of papers, and folders, and stuff too.  now i have to find homes for it... at home!

anywho, today's post features some newly finished {just this morning!} of mixed media journals, made from purchased composition journals, found at an office supply store {or many other kinds of 'big box' stores}.  

the front and the back have been layered with a base of a gelli printed paper.  then further layered with washi tape, stamping, doodling, and other motifs, cut from the gelli printed paper itself.  in the journal shown below, i also added a flower... this is a special "inheritance" from some supplies i received from the family of katie twedt. {my former high school art teacher who passed away this spring}.  i believe the "writing" stamp is by dina wakley, and this "create with abandon" phrase always ~ reminds me of katie. 

one of my hopes when i retired, was to spend days with her making art.  that didn't happen.  the lesson?  {you know what's coming, dontcha?}  

don't.
wait.

the backside of the journal above it


the backside



the backside
some of the motifs are made from thermofax screens, this one above features a darling flower from terri stegmiller.  one of the things i'm glad i didn't wait for.  cuz many times, they don't make them for long... and i really enJoy turning to these pieces now, to put on the journals.  the flower was printed onto wax 'deli' paper, and i love how it melds into the background, so easy to decopauge.

i have listed six NEW journals in the etsy shop!  

have a great weekend!
xo
les

7 comments:

Southern Gal said...

I know you're excited to begin the next phase at home. You know I love it!

Don't wait is always good advice.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Just beautiful Leslie... Congratulations on your upcoming retirement!

Jan said...

great journals, I love all the details. Retiring eh? How wonderful!

Laceflower said...

Do you ever sleep; you accomplish so much. Oh wait, you must have a maid!

Terri said...

Beautiful, Leslie. You do make art with your teacher... you are just not aware of her presence.
Hugs

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

fantastic pages Leslie, I know you will spend your days making whatever you decide to make. You will live the life you were meant to. xox

Anoosh Iqbal said...

Your post is awesome. So many new colors and techniques to work with. Like you, I love Gelli Printing too. It's fun and interesting. I have tried many inspiring ideas from this book. You must check it out too.
http://www.amazon.com/Gelli-Printing-Adventure-Beginners-Printmaking-ebook/dp/B00KSNVLFM%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dflatwave-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00KSNVLFM

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