Sunday, May 18, 2008
Trying New Things
I love this poem/prose piece and thought it fit the shell theme, then printed out a few pictures of my brother's family at the beach. The colors of them and the sillhouette picture were great.
I used pearl mixative from Ranger over the real shell to make it shiny. The small shell is actually an embelishment from K&Co, as is the one inside the book. I used the mixative on those as well as chalk inks to adjust the color and sheen.
Although I am like most of us and don't like to see my own handwriting & think that it always looks better typed or printed-I did write in the book. I am trying to push myself on this and just have to do it and move on. Its my writing, not artistic, but mine.
The papers are K & Co as well. I also used scalloped sheers and travel chipboard key ring pieces from Maya Road for decorating the pages as well as a few embelishments from the paper line and a few ribbon/fibers. A few ribbons and stamping and I decided it was done.
Overall, I'd say I was pleased with the results although parts of it 'annoy' me, I think it turned out ok.
I leave you three challenges from this experience: 1) try something you have been wanting to for a while &/or 2) make something into something it was not intended to be &/or 3) use your own handwriting on pages even if you don't like the looks of it.