A peak inside my studio where I paint, collage, journal, create and make all kinds of messes.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Snow and journals
Here's the view from the treehouse studio today. We finally got the snow everyone was waiting for. So while it snowed all day yesterday I was able to find some studio time and finished making 2 different journals for the class I'm taking. The first one was made using Canson Mixed Media paper. I made 5 signatures of 3 pages each and did a simple binding technique-in and out-with waxed linen thread. The cover is a mixed media paper, fabric, paint ,stitching collage on a tyveck (sp?) envelope I did in another class I was taking.
I had some tails of thread when I was done binding and thought they needed....
So I added several to the spine.
This is my year for embracing imperfection so I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
The next journal I made was done with 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper. I made 4in x 4in pages form 9 x 12 sheets and chose to deckle the edges (tear) rather than cut. All part of that imperfection thing. The binding for this one was tricky-coptic-which I had never done before. It was frustrating-many tries-but I persevered and turned this
into this-my first coptic bound journal-beautifully imperfect
So bring it on snow. I'm so ready for a long day in the studio and I am sooooo