A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Breaking News: What's with all of the SPAM on Craftster?  Click here to find out what happened!
Total Members: 307,131
Currently Running With Scissors:
483 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Altered Journal for Jane  (Read 2207 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
lariarocket
« on: February 15, 2010 09:39:29 AM »

This is an item I made for the Jane Austen Swap. My swap partner requested something to write in and this is what I came up with. It started off as a composition book. It was a fun too because I got to find a Jane Austen quote. She's so sassy! I'm always surprised when people think of her as prim and proper. Smiley

It's a bit mixed media (once again trying to branch out here). I used a print out of the silhouette that is supposedly Miss Austen herself, acrylic paint for the background, gel medium, rub ons (thank you 7 Gypsies!), Stazon ink and pixie stamps for the lettering, and a few bits and bobs. The inside cover is lined in some lovely, red BasicGrey.









There are a couple things that I'd change if I could. There's really nothing wrong with it, it's just me being anal over my work I guess. Smiley The first would be I would have white washed the key hole. It's much too dark for my liking. Second, I would have put the "should conceal it" part of the quote on the bottom right above the very last line. Over all though, I really like the way it came out and I hope my partner enjoys writing in it! Grin
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010 09:55:29 AM by lariarocket » THIS ROCKS   Logged

*I don't have no costume, and I don't wear no new clothes...my body just follows wherever my heart goes*

http://my-ocean-view.blogspot.com/

http://www.wists.com/lariarocket
humboldtcherry
Offline Offline

Posts: 1000
Joined: 24-Jan-2010

Marching to the beat of a different accordion


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010 09:46:01 AM »

Did you paint it or is it ink?  I like the colors!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jj83
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010 10:17:45 AM »

this is beautiful, and i adore that quote!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lariarocket
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010 12:40:53 PM »

Thanks!  Grin

humboldtcherry - The background is sponged acrylic paint and I used Stazon ink for the lettering.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*I don't have no costume, and I don't wear no new clothes...my body just follows wherever my heart goes*

http://my-ocean-view.blogspot.com/

http://www.wists.com/lariarocket
PinkPug,INK.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010 06:27:37 AM »

I especially love the buttons & lace you put on the spine!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
How to Simply Draw People
How to Write a Poem in Iambic Pentameter
How to Paint with a Palette Knife
How to Make Sand Paintings
How to Draw Figures
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Belted Chair Seat
Tute Tuesday: Rainbow Skirt
Who? Who Loves Owls?

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.