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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
My Strathmore Journal
A few months ago I took a free online journal workshop from "Strathmore". There were 3 different classes, each running for 4 weeks.
These are some of the pages I created.
I took before and after photos of a few pages so I could see how much they changed as I worked on them.
I really like the colors on the finished page. I colored the white page with yellow and orange, then covered it with kraft colored printed tissue paper and collaged other items over it. Then I added color, stencils, rubons, and more collage items.
I really like both of the Yoga pages.
My daughter's Yoga photos inspired me to do this page. She owns "Seven Hot Yoga" which is located in Renton, WA. I really like the look of the gesso stenciled through sequin waste.
I started with the bench on the blue green background. I love these colors. Used photos, stencils, rubons, doodles, and stamps.
I bought the die cut with the man holding an umbrella, decided I needed to use it, and created "it's raining cats and dogs".
I started this page with a flower stencil, traced several, then colored them. The red tape was some packing tape I bought at Michael's for $1. I also found some white tape with holes in it at Home Depot, I tore pieces and added it along the edges.
I bought some Tempura paints at the Goodwill. I played with them on these pages just to get an idea of what kind of look I could get on paper. Wanted to see how much pigment was in the paint, whether it was opaque, did it blend well, etc. I need to work with them more, however, I do like the backgrounds that I made from these paints.
This was my favorite journal page. I loved everything about it, the colors, the theme, the collage items and the way it all blended together.