Monday, May 14, 2007

A New Week, A New Project

I began working on a new project amidst all the sadness and gloom we experienced last week. It felt good to escape into my creative cocoon. This is a journal I am making as part of my daughter's graduation gift. She graduated from college on Saturday (We are so proud!) Her graduation was such a bright ending to that awful week. Anyway I found this book, The Alumni of the Colleges, at an antique store and thought it would make the perfect altered journal for a college graduate. I am just in the beginning stages and creating the backgrounds. (Yes I know. . . I am a little late with this gift since she has already graduated.) I told her that her gift would be a little late. She is very understanding.

The page below was the result of a mistake. I completed the background and finished applying the paper diamonds. At this point I usually put a piece of waxed paper between the wet pages so I can work on a new page. I forgot about waxed paper this time, so the pages stuck together. I wasn't too happy about that. : ( However, I was able to unstick the pages without too much damage, so I applied more glaze over the part that was stuck and it ended up adding more texture to the page and I like it so much better now. I love those happy little mistakes, don't you?



The page below is my favorite so far. I did a gel medium transfer of the bird and nest image and it turned out perfectly. Sometimes when I try this technique it turns into a big mess. This time it didn't. Hooray!

4 comments:

PJ said...

New week-new project..I like that! Your gel transfer came out outstanding...I just bought a book 'Ink Essentials' and another one on altered books and was just reading on gel transfers :) Wow, love the bronze at the park and gorgeous blooms! wow..an airplane in the middle of the street- crazy. thankgoodness noone was hurt...skillful pilot I'd say! CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter!!!!

paige said...

gorgoues...i especially love the gel medium transer!
do you give tutorials on that skill??? wink...

Sharon said...

This journal will certainly be a keepsake. It is beautiful and congratulations to your daughter.
Love the new banner too. Well it is new to me. I popped in the other day and saw the journal but didn't or rather couldn't comment.
Hope you will show more of the journal as you go.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Jeanne... I LOVE your journal pages... you have a very LOVELY blog...
Thanks ever so much for stopping by to visit and I will definitely be back to visit your beautiful blog space often!

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