Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Journal for Art of Observation
This started out life as a black and white composition notebook that I got for 25 cents at a yard sale. I gesso'd the front & back cover. I've not done that part in the past and found that the paper did not stay glued to the glossy surface very well plus if your cutting is not spot on you'd have
The paper is from a K & Co. paper pack that I got at JoAnn's years ago along with the coordinating letter pack. Drying time for the gesso and glue added to the time it took. I've learned a lot from May Flaum and her class, The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide. I'm very happy with the end result and the techniques I learned there made a big difference in the result. Also, having the opportunity to watch May's process during a variety of projects (via class videos) has helped me tremendously.
A close-up view of the front cover. I used Close To My Heart's Liquid Glass for more dimension to the letters and to help them stand out from the paper.
Now to start filling the journal with my observations!