As I said in our class Facebook page, I am just jamming along lol. I have week three completed and I think we are only just beginning the 3rd week of January. I enjoy doing these pages so much I’m just diving into each week. I think to help keep me from finishing everything in just a month, I will make a small 6 x 6 canvas that is the same as each week. I have also started decorating four small wooden birdhouses to use as springtime decoration. I’ll post those when they are finished.
Started off preparing the page and using some Matt medium to attach the book text and this jute mesh ribbon
I forgot to take step by step pictures so forgive me. I went over parts of the ribbon and page with some joint compound. Next I used acrylic paint and neocolors to add color around the page. Here is a close-up of the mesh after.
Here you can see some script text origami paper I added over the jute “stem”. I crumpled up the paper, used distressed ink on the edges and then glued it down.
Here is a close-up of one of the flowers. I used a punch to cut the flowers from white card-stock. Then I crumpled them up, wet them, crumpled them more and dried them with my heat tool. I added assorted colors and a dash of shimmer to them. They kind of look antiqued. The centers are a decorative brad from my stash.
While out on a shopping trip last week I found this little pack of words and quotes on vellum paper, I used one of those on the page. It says “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I like the quote and how it speaks of what lies within. Everyone’s artistic talent lies within and I felt it fit well with the page and the book overall.
Have a great week of being creative!