Tuesday 6 July 2010

Art Journal - first page.

At last I got to make a start on my journal.
 I can't go into explicit details as it would be unfair to Carol whose workshop it is, and the other ladies who all paid to go on the course.  The fee is very reasonable so if you fancy joining in, just click on her name above which will take you to  her blog.

I've made a start on colouring my paper - what'd you think Gozzie?
No - that's not how they showed us in the course work - I am just experimenting.
Oh I see - that bad huh?  It'll look better when it's dry - and don't keep walking off with a petal!
It's bright today so sadly the colours are looking washed out.
They turned out shades of pale green one side with a hint of purple and the other side turned out shades of vintage browns.

I was surprised - nay - amazed at how they dried and now they are ready to embellish
It's a shame I just couldn't capture the actual colours which are much richer and warmer. 
I think it's going to be a journal of techniques and favourite images etc
This page is dedicated to transfers
And burning stuff to fit cos scissors are banned!
I'll have to have another rummage tomorrow to find something for the next page.
I won't be showing every page I make - it takes too long, but will show snippets


Bunty said...

Looking good so far! Can't wait to see more!


Cath Wilson said...

Oh, you've been having some fun! Can't wait to see what else you do - it's great to see people experimenting and playing.

Createology said...

Fantastic job Miss Lottie. Your journal will be a complete treasure. Happy creating...

Anonymous said...

looking good!

LazyKay said...

Well, I've just looked at all the entries I've missed while away from my computer and well, what can I say? Your work, as always is beautiful and inspiring.

I just love your flowers.

I totally, totally understand how you feel about dismembering your book - I'm just the same. I never, ever write or annotate in books and don't turn corners down or split the spine. So, doing an altered book (two so far) is a traumatic experience for me also. I'm torn (pardon the pun) between making a piece of art work and preserving the precious book.

I love what you've been doing.

Keep up the good work.


Angelnorth said...

You've made a great start, this is looking beautiful Lottie! I love the soft colouring of your base pages and your burning/melting technique is producing some lovely textures and shapes - great job!

wendy said...

Hi Lottie I have just found you in class. I am also a late strter from Norfolk so I thought I would say hello.

Doreen G said...

Your pages are wonderful Lottie and I never thought of burning the edges --how clever of you.

themessycraftroom said...

Lottie your pages look lovely, clever with the candle burning.
Look forward to seeing some more. xChrisB

Anonymous said...

Super; i will have to check out Carol's workshop.