Wannabe Art

A place where one old woman shares her daily ups and downs and her attempts at art with strangers and friends out in Internet land.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Full Blown Journal

When I was taking the online journal class with Sue B. I didn't really focus on all the "pretty Fluff" that you could put into your journal...pockets, tags, stamps, altered photos, pretty scrap pages, etc. I focused on the actual technique of making the journals.

This week I decided to make a journal with all the "stuff". I had photos of my youngest grand daughter playing "America's Top Model" trying to look fierce. So I took them into Photoshop and altered them and then saturated the colors. I printed them out to use on my journal cover.

I also had a new book where you use permanent markers and then to break up the markers you spray them with alcohol and it makes them run. So used this technique on the back cover of the journal.

I purchased a yoyo maker from Clover...so decided I would put yarns and yoyos on the spine. After all I need to start using some of the yoyos I have made while watching TV at night.

Here is a photo of the journal spread open so you can see front, the spine and the back.

I made lots of pockets and put tags in them. I used different stamps and yarns to decorate the tags. I also used lots of scrapbook papers to add color to my pages.

The problem now is actually writing in it...I find it really pretty and funky and not sure it I want to mar it up with a bunch of scribble. Silly me!

Monday, May 05, 2008

And The Winner Is.....ME!

I got up this morning feeling kind of blue. The journal class I have been taking with Sue B. is over. There was a post from her in my email box, she had drawn two student names to win an original journal from her Itsy Store. I couldn't believe that one of the names was mine....I never win anything.

I chose a beautiful black journal. When it arrives will share photos of it. Right now I am feeling rather smug!

She is teaching this class again at Joggles.
If you can sign up.
You will love it .....I promise.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Journal # 5 (Class is Over)

I hated to see the class come to an end....but she has hinted that there might be a Journal 2 in the works....so that is something to look forward too. This journal is a really neat one and has lots of possibiities. The signatures can be removed easily and a fresh one can be inserted.

I painted the cover before doing any free motion stitching. I used my watercolor crayons and for water I used an all Purrpose Sealant. It helps to keep the paint from running.

The journal is 11 1/2 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide. The above photo is the front cover. The photo below is the back cover.

Here is a close up of the spine of the journal.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

More Journals

Journal made from some Funky fabric I found in my stash.

Made from a brown paper lunch sack...looks like leather.

I loved this African Folk Art piece of fabric...never knew what to do with it. It made a great little journal.