Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Scans of the Portugal journal show truer colors than camera photos, it seems. Ironing the pages after the paint dried helped smooth out the curly card stock pages that I had done, so yesterday, I proceeded to paint all of the pages. Today, the iron was plugged in and all pages ironed out. I had fun experimenting with some of the colors on our supply list for the Navigator workshop. I definintely prefer the Usghh combination I used on the inside covers and a few pages, but, went with some different colors throughout the book. All are just random brush strokes, nothing definite in mind on most of the pages. Now, what will I put on these pages ?? Time will tell !
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Today, I added the typewriter key stickers to the front of my Portugal journal and "usghhhed" the inside cover, first page and first spread. I'm not happy with the results of the watercolors on the card stock or on the inside cover... I never thought about using watercolor paper for my pages, so will be experimenting on scrap card stock before I do anymore pages. The card stock curls with the adding water to the paint to get the effect. Maybe I will try ironing them to smooth them out after they are dry. I certainly don't want "curly" pages. If that is effective, then I will be painting all of the pages before I add elements and journaling. I am hopeful it will all come together and my issues will be resolved !! The map I used for the inside cover is glossy, so I should have sanded it a bit before painting it. I will be doing something more to it before I am happy with it. Live and learn !!!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
These photos of my finished "Henry the Navigator" book, do not begin to do justice to the techniques Micheal taught us in the workshop. Mixing watercolors to make the art piece appear aged and very old was a totally new process for me.
We went to a flea market in Lisbon and picked up unique pieces to use in our creations.
Every time I look at my finished work of art, it will bring most wonderful memories of a trip shared with my daughter, plus, those memories of a great workshop with Micheal.