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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?
Showing posts with label journals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label journals. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Journal #2 ~ Copper Flowers

Hello there ~ oh my goodness... I made it through to Tuesday!  More on that later!

Here is my second {my favorite!} covered journal; I'm calling it "Copper Flowers."
 Recognize this design? 
It was one of the Margaret Applin's new stencil from Joggles, which I debuted awhile ago on fabric... and now on paper:
 {love that coppery perfect pearl paint!} love that stencil!!!

 The outside back side cover below:
 A pretty stack of journals I made, sitting together on the table.  Kind of like food in the pantry, is a couple journals finished!!!  It all represents many hours of happily messing around trying to figure out book covering, and all that mechanical application stuff: 
  The inside back cover:
 And, the back side cover: {i love the orange spots with the purple thermofax screen design}
 Purples... aqua, turquoise... oranges... and copper ~ this was a fun color combo!  These are going to make great gifts!
Here's to a fun week ahead~hope it is for you too!
Many blessings~
Leslie
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The First of My Gelli Journals ~ l o v e

Hi there ~

A happy Sunday, and St. Patty's Day to you all!  As the spring-like weather continues to tease us with cloudy, wind-blown days... I'm making gelli prints while the sun don't shine!  {bad grammar, i know!}.  This is the first of my experimental journal covers, made with a plethora of gelli prints, and lots of messy finger prints.  The picture below shows the cover page:
 The inside cover page:
 The inside of the back page:
 And, finally, the very back cover:
 I'm sure you will recognize some of the styles incorporated within ~ multiple overlays of Stencil Girl stencils, Margaret Applin's thermofax screens, stamping, and lots of creative play with acrylic paints.  Here's the full cover page:
 I added the colorful twine, and some dotted accents with Perfect Pearls dimensional paint.
And the heart was made with my twinkling h20's, painted on watercolor paper, cut out, glued on with heavy gel medium, and then embellished with the pearl paint. The funky thing I've discovered, is that the H2o's mica-watercolor paints 'crackle' a bit when gelled over with medium.  An interesting effect.  I used the heavier gel medium to apply the paper pages, too, as they adhered much neater, stronger, and faster throughout the process.

Love, indeed ~ that's exactly what it was, a labor of love.  I'm lovin' the results, too.  Alot of time, but a really fun way to use the gelli prints I had such a good time making!  This one was made using an inexpensive, lined journal from the office supply store.  I'm hoping to make some with fabric prints, too! 

And the beat goes on...

XO
Leslie
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