Saturday, April 30, 2011

Duct-Tape Journals

So I've been inspired lately to make these duct-tape journals.  This one is the second one that I've made.  It involves covering watercolor paper with layers of paint, cutting to size and taping small pieces together, then taping the pages together to create a book, with duct-tape binding.  I'm already having fun filling up the first one that I made with writing with different colored pens.  I love that the pages lay flat and that they are already decorated and ready to fill with writing.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Art Fest -- Day Three

On the third day of Art Fest,  I took a class called "Recycled Fabric Journal" with Andrew Dyrdahl.  I love the freedom of sewing fabric together without worrying about hiding the edges.  I loved sewing the binding and I love the fact that it smells like coffee still from the coffee staining we did to give it that vintage look.

Art Fest -- Day Two

 On the 2nd day of Art Fest, I took a class called "Big Time Book" with LK Ludwig.  The class involved folding and ripping up watercolor paper, painting pages with layers of textured paint, then binding all the pages together using a repurposed thrift store belt.  Though I wasn't able to finish painting all of the pages, I ended up putting together what I had.  (So the book would have been even bigger....) I love the colorful open spine and how the pages lay flat for journaling.

Art Fest -- Day One

A few weeks ago I was blessed enough to be able to go to Art Fest in Port Townsend, Washington.  Three full days of art classes, plus a great community and lots of inspiration.  My first art class was called "A Deck of Roses" and was taught by Orly Avineri.  I loved how she approached the class, infusing the theme or roses into everything, including using rose water to paint with ink.  The teacher was inspiring and I loved what I came home with.  Looking forward to adding writing to all of my cards!

my new blog

Playing around--with art supplies

Today I signed up for this new blog....I'm thinking of switching back to a free blog site, but want to see if it's as customizable as I I'm going to spend some time playing around with this technology....