Sunday, 15 February 2009

Journalling Day

Today I have been journaling.

Pages 3 and 4 are complete. Over the pink and black ink I pasted 24 images that were selected according to the list in Caspiana's blog for the scavenger hunt for this page. I then used watered down blue acrylic to paint mostly between the images. I then used a copper pen to decorate and add words. The copper doesn't show up to much and is pretty subtle but looks pretty.

Pages 5 and 6 are probably finished. I spent some time writing on the prompt 'I forgot'. I actually found this a little upsetting as I listed many good things that I had forgotten to do. I then taped over most of the words I had written. I used sellotape, book covering plastic, holographic tapes, masking tape, double sided tape, florsists tape (with double sided tape), white labels, yellow post it tape and adhesive velcro pads. I then looked for forget quotes and found this 'remember your humanity and forget the rest'. It felt perfect for this page as it is all about letting go of the things you regret and forgot and moving on... I used sticky letters to put this on the page.

I know this ended up a little different to Caspiana's prompts but hey... I haven't sanded or gesso'd this page and I am as yet undecided about...

One thing is for sure - I can't use the foam letters again in this book as it really won't shut if I do!


  1. Oh gawd but I'm falling farther and farther behind...hearth class, what? *grin*. I've done the tearing now to do the gluing and then all that other stuff...guess i know what i'm doing tonight!

  2. This took me all afternoon... We need to stop feeling this time thing and go at our own speeds... We are only human and can't do everything and I suspect we will not enjoy or do things justice if we try and do them too quickly...

  3. I know, but left to the 'whenever' principle, it'll be next year before I get it done...then again, why is that a bad thing? :)

  4. If you enjoy it and it doesn't become a chore, it will sneak in all by itself and when you look back you will be surprised how much you actually did...