I loved working in it, though I did clamp the sides down for easier transport while open =). But then, I have to that anyhow, since I like to muck around with paints, Which means I have to use protective sheets to keep the other pages clean.
Here are some photographs of the journal and the previous pages.
They both used a fold-out of the journal and as I wasn’t sure how Tracy intended it to be done, I figured I would do the same.
I started on the back though… as, apparently, I like to be the odd one out =)
Had a lot of fun making these little houses and added this lovely quote by Dickens:
But then after I counted al the possible numbers of spreads in the journal, I figured I could do an extra as there was enough room. …I hope that’s alright Tracy…
I had this image of a girl I wanted to use for a painting and felt she looked very pensive and dreamy. Perfect for a a spread about “Thoughts about home”. So I really wanted to paint her as well…
I used the last page on the front side of the journal for this.
Used some gold embossing powder.
Altered some letters I had.
And glued the word Home to the page.
I like how she turned out, but she is terribly difficult to photograph.
After I finished her, I went back to the first page and doodled a little more on that one.
I really like how this page turned out as well. Even though they are both very different.
Lastly before sending both Gayle’s and Tracy’s journals on their way, I made matching tags. To signify that they were both done together =)
Both journals are safely on their way now to the next participants. I had a lot of fun doing these and, as I am on a roll now, I will continue on to the next two. Since Lee’s journal is next in line (although it came a bit early) and Jessica’s journal arrived today as well =).
Thank you for watching and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.