Saturday, February 6, 2010

Helpful Critiques = Journal Pages

Here is a more finished version of one of my "needs something" pages from yesterdays post. I think I'm happy with it.

I want to thank the ladies who commented on the last post. It was very helpful! By the way the rest of you should go check out their blogs & flickr pages. I was wowed by their work!!

This is another journal that I have. This was a kind of fun, playing around spread. To help me remember things about a book I'm reading Better Boundaries, Owning and Treasuring Your Life by Jan Black & Greg Enns
I haven't finished the book yet. It has a positive spin about it. Do you know what I mean?

At Christmas my sister got one of my grandson's a Memory game. After she punched out all of the cards she was left with these big square grid looking pieces. She knew I'd use them for art stuff. And she was right. That's what the grid is from on the above page. I tried stazon ink first - didn't work. Acrylic paint did though!!

On this page I did gel medium transfers of magazine pics. I wasn't sure how they would work because this is very textured paper. But I like how they turned out! I am liking playing with my dip pens & ink again. I want to get a smaller nib/tip though.

See what happens on a snowed in day. While my husband goes out and plows the snow I stay in and plow thru my art supplies! I make him hot chocolate when he comes in!!! Oh and I'm trying a new recipe. It's beer bread. I hope it's good!!!


Tammy Freiborg said...

Now that feline is gorgeously made-up and has "the best" whiskers. Great use of the memory game grid! Boundaries are important; the book sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

Really like these gorgeous pages Laura! Love the colors and the transfers, I've been playing with them as well --the effects you can achieve are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

These are nice!! :-) Cute kitty!

ks owens said...

What a fun idea - isn't it amazing when your family "gets" what you do and gives you cool things. Love the grid!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Great pages! I love the kitty one and the way you spruced him/her up! Also great use of the memory game pieces. I used to use them when my kids were young for the same idea. Great minds think alike!
I have never tried gel medium transfers or any transfers really... I don't like to try things that I do not already know what the outcome will be! lol

Mary said...

Thanks for commenting on my ROD journal - it is ridiculously large, but I'm excited about filling it. I love the journal pages you are working on. I noticed that you are in Maryland too - isn't the snow out of control?! I'm so sick of looking at it - I'm ready for spring.