Friday, August 19, 2005
My last page in this journal. I am going to try a Composition Book journal for the next one. I will have a bigger space which may or may not be good. The pages will also be more fragile. It will be interesting to see what new things I can do with it. Goodbye journal!
This page was done with acrylic paint with gel medium added to it, making it shiny. Then I stamped a script stamp all over, which takes away the paint, leaving a white image. I used a torn piece of paper to write on. The stamps are all stamps that I bought on sale at Michael's that day!
This page has two photocopied newspaper articles in it, one is about the heat wave we've been having, and the record heat of 35 degrees celcius that was reached (I don't know what that is in F). Let's say really really hot! (For us anyway). I didn't really notice, since I was inside with AC all day, but the next morning it was 13 degrees C, a big drop!
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
This is the view from my front window, looking out to my porch and beyond to the road. I have a split rail fence that you can see a bit of. This was a big undertaking for me, and I'm happy with it! Played with a lot of dark colors for black-but still haven't achieved a nice black black. In the small spot where I needed it I used my marker. I used Danny's advice, and started drawing what was closest to me, the chair, then went out from there. It worked well! I think if I had done this before reading Danny's advice I would have started in the background. Don't know how to get the window to look like a window. Didn't wan't to do the 3 white lines thing. And it is very clean!