Serendipity is quite possibly one of my favorite word. It means A happy accident or pleasant surprise. I wanted my imagery to be accidental and random leave most of the control up to fate. I started by throwing down and painting the pages with a bunch of colors and letting them mix and blend together. Then I dropped blobs of watered down paint and blew on it with a straw letting it go where ever it wanted. I then piped some tacky glue on the page and smeared biys of it with a brush and let it dry. then I dry brushed blue paint on top. I also added tissue paper and toilet paper for texture. I love pages that are really tactile and I can just pub my hands all over them. lets face it we have all been to the museum and wanted to just feel the texture of a really textured looking painting, but it's frowned upon to rub your hands all over the Van Gogh. I also found a use for those dried up paint blobs on my pallet; peel them off and glue them down. I added my text pieces and of course some scroll work stickers. I love how these pages turned out. bright and colorful and chaotic.
Autumn Mini Art JournalLast weeks assignment was to make a theme journal from scratch. We could choose any theme, but being a New England girl with all the inspiring colors all around I couldn't help but to go with Autumn. I have so many ideas for pages.It is about a 6x8 book with 24 pages. The cover and spine are just card board that I attached together with gummed watercolor paper tape. then I sewed in 4 sets of pages. I then covered the book in fabric.
If anyone is interested in a book binding tutorial just let me know, they are really quite easy and fun to make.