Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Journalfest--Day 3

On the last day of Journalfest, I took a class with Lisa Cheney-Jorgenson called "Learning to See."  She taught us how to do contour drawings, shade with cross hatching, mix and paint with watercolors and touch it up with color pencils.  Here's one of the drawings that I worked on:
( I can't figure out how to make it right side up!)

Journalfest -- Day 2

On the 2nd day of Journalfest, I took Joyful Altered Books with Liesel Lund.  I love her colorful, happy style.  We spent the morning preparing old hardcover books by ripping out extra pages, gluing some pages together for durability, and taping/gluing in flaps and envelopes.   I ended up finishing up the cover after I got home (and decided to make it a prayer book).  I started working on the inside but only have a few unfinished pages so far....

Journalfest -- Day 1

I am back from Journalfest and loving all the projects and inspiration that I came home with.  On the first day, I took a class with Traci Bunkers where we made a journal with the cover of an old hard back book, filled with a mixture of papers.

I liked learning a new type of stitch and love the fact that all the materials are repurposed.  It was actually really nice to be able to clean out my collection of paper!  I'm planning on adding beads and charms to the strings and am excited about filling it up!