We just completed Workshop One of Strathmore’s Online Visual Journaling Series. This month’s topic has been Recycled Journal pages. We started creating with one page made from copies of previous journal pages we’ve created.
Here is my original journal page I created a while back that was the basis of this workshop’s page.
Each week we added new techniques and new products to that same page. At first, I hated to mess up this week one’s page but it got easier as the weeks went on.
I really enjoyed working with the oil pastels. I had purchased them a year or so for a project and used them but never really played with them. I also enjoyed using the graphite pencil and the blending stump.
Here are the pages. I’ve put them all together so you can see how they progressed. Pretty neat. It was amazing to see how some of the other students’ work changed as the weeks went on. Great class!
I loved adding the white at the end and using paint pens. There are things I would change, but it was a great learning experience. Workshop Two will be starting next month. These classes are free and you can join us here.
I’ve also been doing a bit of sewing. Dave posted here about the produce and bread bags I made for us recently. I’m still working on some new potholders to replace our old ones.
Snow dying has pretty much taken over my life for the past week or so. I’ve become obsessed by it! I’ll be posting shortly a couple tutorials on two different methods I used. And if I can do it, anyone can do it!!
I’m off to rinse out my final lot of dyed fabric.
Been gone for a few days, Linda. I think your journal page turned out awesome! Using the white ink at the end really brings highlights back into it. I found those water based poster paints at Michael’s in Edwardsville..they had a big selection of them.
Yesterday I hung an exhibit at the North Park Library on Koehler drive right off of 1st Street. Go see if you get a chance…it’s right inside entrance.
Wondered why you were so quiet! I found those paints at Michaels here too. They were on an endcap that I kept passing by until I asked. I’ll check out your exhibit. I rarely get to that side of town but will make a point to do that next week.