Thursday, January 14, 2010

Journal Pages

Holy cow! So many comments! You folks sure do love a giveaway (who doesn't). Anywho, I'll pick the winner next week.

In the meanwhile, here are a couple of journal pages. Above page started out last week with a list of a couple of things I wanted to do and a sprig of rosemary from my cold but brave plant. It's still surviving and smells every bit as lush! So I  was watching this video by ItsAWorkOfArt and got inspired to poke the rosemary through the page and use some of my way-cool Japanese washi tape from Pretty Tape over at Etsy. I made a rubbing of the rosemary branches with crayon on sumi-e paper then ran an ink pad (Distress Ink) over the page (the crayon resists the ink). Rosemary makes me swoon.

This (below) page was me drawing/painting with my left hand. Always makes my brain feel really weird. Give it a try. Go on. It's this crazy shifty thing that happens in your brain (well that's my description, anyway).


Betsi Goutal said...

So cool! I love a good crayon resist. :) I love what you did with the distress inks, it's wonderfully evocative.

And yeah, everyone loves a giveaway! It's been all over Twitter. :)

Joanne Huffman said...

I love the idea of a journal page that smells as good as it looks.

Cat said...

I totally love, love, love the left hand page and wow what a great idea to 'aromatize' your journal! I have to give that a try, I was thinking some 'mint' too!

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Kim Logan said...

Finally found your blog Diana..!....wish i could draw with my right hand like that never mind left..!! lovely page.

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