I got in a little visual journal time over the holidays. It’s been awhile since I let loose on paper. I was inspired by a quote a friend shared on Facebook. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand this too, was a gift.’ – Mary […]
Detail of the right spread. Detail of the left spread. Here are a few altered book spreads I did over the weekend. Mixed media, painting and collage on an old yearbook. This book is BIG. I am a little overwhelmed working large and filling the space, but it’s been fun. The scary baby one, yeah […]
A couple more finished visual journal pages. Both for a round robin I am in. Not sure now, looking at the ‘Secret’ pages if I need to go back and do a bot more. Hmm. Some open spaces I think might need ‘something’. I’ll sit on it a night or two. 😉 The ‘Secret Family […]
Been working on some round robin journal spreads this week. Top design is for the ‘Malice in Wonderland’ themed altered book. It’s been fun messing around with a darker theme. Bottom is for an open themed journal. I’ve used those handy dandy carved lino stamps I did awhile ago and then painted the girl with […]
This is another altered book spread I’ve been working on for a ‘Dark Art’ round robin I am in. The book’s theme is ‘Malice in Wonderland’ and it examines the word ‘Malice’. I found a cool quote by the writer Taylor Caldwell, “I have been the victim of heartless malice”. I began by prepping the […]
I wanted to share with you some of the things I’ve been doing with those linoleum block stamps I’ve been carving over the past couple of weeks. Once you carve and stamp one of these, the options are endless. I played around with portfolio pastels, craft paints, sakura pens, and sharpie poster paint pens. In […]
Here are a couple journal pages I’ve been working on lately. These are actually within an altered book for a round robin I am in. What do you think? The theme of this altered book is Good Vs. Evil.
Altered book spread I did tonight. A bit spooky and still needs some text. But a good start.
Inspired by Leonard Cohen’s “Who by Fire”. I love this wonderful song. The imagery and creativity and thought put into the words. Illustration is a play on life and death and mirror reflection. Paint, henna stencil and pencil drawing. Left panel is stamped and images from the hipstamatic camera for iPhone were printed on canvas […]
This is a sketch I did on a paper grocery bag. I’m adding it as a tip-in page into the altered book. I find tip-ins a good way to use the doodles I create while on the phone. Some of them can be pretty cool! Page illustration. My book theme is ‘Lyrica Obscura’. The words […]
Preparing the Altered Book. Removing pages, gluing pages, and waiting for them to dry. Back Cover. I sanded the cover, then painted the book with good acrylic paint and used metallic pens. This isn’t done, I’m just getting started! Interior Page. Working on laying in a strong base for collage. Acrylics, pens. Interior Cover. The […]