Sunday, July 20, 2008

More art and soul journal........

I recently finished this little canvas for a friend. Lots of fun creating the background with some of the techniques learned in my recent Misty Mawn classes. Also tried some crackle paint for the tree trunk... new to me and I now love the stuff! Once that heat gun hits it.........it all happens before your eyes. Day 7. of our Soul Journal had us writing (in very small writing) all over the two pages below. Writing down all of my little secrets and knowing that no-one was ever going to see them except me..... because!!!! We covered the whole of the pages with all different types of tapes we had around the house. The silver being duct tape, the blue and black some sort of automotive tape (all thanks to my dear hubby Paul... ransacked his shed). The other black tape with the numbers is a 7 Gypsies fabric tape and of course the old faithful masking tape.
Day 8. We then had to roughly sand the tape (I wish I had some of the silver tape that Sarah Whitmire used on her journal.... comes up a treat. Will definately have to get some of that for my art supplies, plus some black gesso. Visit her blog and see why !!!)
After the sanding we applied gesso, and rub back and then a colour wash or whatever you wanted to paint. I used a couple of metallic type paints for my wash. They dont show up too well here. The fabric tape wasnt overly successful when I tried sanding, so left it alone a bit before I totally wrecked it. I wonder what Sarah has in store for us next?????

Couldnt help myself !!!! Played around with the inchies page a little more. I actually wanted to remember why I had chosen each inchie. I feel a bit happier with my page now.
Our challenge for tomorrow is to pick a flower from our garden and press in our books !!!! Cant wait to see what Sarah has in store for us next.....

Thanks for visiting and sharing this challenge.

xox

27 comments:

jo said...

It looks like you have been having so much fun with all of this journaling and the results are fantastic.
I was hoping to have time to do this myself, but alas, life got in the way. I have saved the blog link and can hopefully get back to it all later.
Can't wait to see more of this!
Jo

Jenxo said...

I just love those pages, cant believe how wonderful the duct tape pages look.
Going to be a fanatstic journal by the time you finish it. jenxo

Linda said...

Its great to see what you're doing Jacky; thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to go and add a bit more to my picture pages!
Linda xx

Jo Wholohan said...

wow you are on a roll girl, i better catch up :))

Annette said...

Jacky, this looks such fun! Thanks for sharing with us.
I have enjoyed reading your blog and shall add you to my list of blogs at once!
Thanks also for the comment on my blog.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

You were one busy lady eh? Everything looks awesome! Keep up the good work :o)

Sharon said...

I'm watching your journal with great interst. Do I dare start yet another journal? I think so. Thanks

Christy said...

silver tape or no your tape page looks fantastic. your gesso peaking out in places gives it a nice distressed look and your colors in your paints look fantastic with it.

Carol said...

Fab work, love your colour choices. I love the words around the inchies, I might have to steal this myself!

Sarah Whitmire said...

Wow, you read my mind with the inchies! :D You rock!

*SOUL HUGS*

Sarah

Jo Horswill said...

Jacky, this is fantastic...
Love what you are doing...I like the ideas and meanings on your pages, like the 'hidden writing'.
Looks like you are on a wonderful journey with this book!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful journal pages!!

KathrynAntyr said...

Lovely gift for a lucky friend!

The taped page all distressed looks really cool. I also like how the doodling adds to the inchie sampler.

Dot said...

Wow Jacky - 3 posts in 3 days! You have been busy :)

The tree collage is brilliant. Your friend is going to love it.

And I am continuing to enjoy seeing your journal every day. The tape looks really funky and modern.

Altered Art Freak said...

I love the way your duct tape took on the gesso and paint! and your inchies are delightful..love how your wrote all around them!

karen said...

this journal is developing so well, it's truly lovely!

Altered Art Freak said...

Forgot to say earlier I LOVE the tree and the crackle paint is amazing isnt it!? Hey check out my blog I have something for you there :) http://alteredeverythingandmore.blogspot.com/

Megan Coyle said...

the tree piece is lovely :)

kelsey said...

Love how the inchie page is looking Jacky and have to agree with you, the crackle paint is awesome stuff too! If you want some of that foil tape, we have it at Scraptivate. Email me if you want me to pop some in the post for you - $1 per metre.

MARGARET FIELD said...

wow, i have missed some beautiful works of yours. Sorry i havn't been around.

Keep up the brilliant work

Morna said...

NICE BLOG! And I love your avatar!

Ruby Claire. said...

WOOOW Your Soul Journal Is beautiful!! I love how it is coming along!
It is so fun!! And i LOVE the canvas too!! I think i need to invest in some crackle paint it looks GREAT!!
xx

VirginiaW said...

Really loving this journal and visiting all the blogs..Your work is amazing....

kate said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love following your progress with the soul journals. Such lovely pages. You and Sarah Whitmire (thanks for the link) have inspired me to follow along, but not in real time... when I have time I will go to the previous posts and follow from there.

grrl+dog said...

the grid is fantastic, you must be so proud. YOur images really work, Jacky. Yes that metallic tape is very seductive...I can hear the lure of the hardware store as we speak...

arlene said...

I love all your Soul Journal pages. Brilliant!

A bird in the hand said...

I really really like what you've been doing! xo