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« Reply #660 on: August 22, 2010 12:13:22 PM »

So I got my sketchbook and this is my very first page

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« Reply #661 on: August 22, 2010 12:40:18 PM »

That's awesome!  Did you paint the book pages individually and then collage them into the book?  I love it!  Ooh!  That gives me an idea!  Cheesy
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« Reply #662 on: August 22, 2010 12:43:31 PM »

aroze, I have colors from some of my pages that leached onto the backs of the page. I'm going to just try to embrace the happy accidents. I don't know that there's really any way to stop that.

I've been working on several pages today, but I don't have anything finished I can post yet. I'm having fun, though.

Great first page, mouseatethekitty!
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« Reply #663 on: August 22, 2010 12:44:00 PM »

I have a question for those who are making their own signatures of pages...so I have 5 pieces of paper, stacked and folded in half. When I paint or use any wet medium, it oozes under to another page...you can see what I'm talking about in this picture. The white in the middle of the page is gesso from a spread farther back in the signature.

Does anyone have any good hints as to how to stop this?

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I have no idea how to stop that from happening.  I'm sorry.  But I do have to say that I think that spread looks really cool as a background.  But I'm also guessing that its not what you wanted for that page.  Sorry that I am of no help whatsoever.  Undecided
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« Reply #664 on: August 22, 2010 12:46:00 PM »

aroze, first thing that comes to my mind would be to put a strip of blue tape in along the crease of the page that has the potential to get seeped-through-to. I'm not sure if that would eliminate that completely, but it might help cut it down a little... BTW that background looks way awesome.

mouse, I really like the combination of the blues on your first page. Great start!
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« Reply #665 on: August 22, 2010 01:52:23 PM »

I have a question for those who are making their own signatures of pages...so I have 5 pieces of paper, stacked and folded in half. When I paint or use any wet medium, it oozes under to another page...you can see what I'm talking about in this picture. The white in the middle of the page is gesso from a spread farther back in the signature.

Does anyone have any good hints as to how to stop this?

My guess would be to avoid painting near the spine, or just use less paint in general near the middle. You could always try to put something absorbent on the other side.

That background looks amazing though!
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« Reply #666 on: August 22, 2010 02:51:23 PM »

Did you guys see this clever idea by ThePunkHippie? I had thought about making a bag to carry my journal and supplies in, but couldn't figure out how exactly to lay it out. But this one that she made is great!
I've been dreaming about some kind of holder/bag for my stuff every since you said this, but then I'd have to clean my sewing station before I start Tongue and school starts tomorrow, so I guess I better get crackin'!

and Roze, I guess the only other suggestion would be to take it apart before prepping your backgrounds, but then it'd be hard to remember which pages are facing each other.

and mouse, great 1st page!
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« Reply #667 on: August 22, 2010 03:19:09 PM »

No clue as to how to stop the leaking.  Undecided I do love the colors and the back ground you came up with Smiley I bet you can cover it with  your design maybe?

We just got our journal in Sat. OMG how intimidating is that blank journal !! The pages are wicked thin. I think we are going to try and unbind ours to work with each page outside of the book and then rebind before we send.

If anyone was interested in joining the sketchbook swap still, we only have about a week left for sign ups Smiley
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« Reply #668 on: August 22, 2010 03:58:17 PM »

I love that bag. That is such a good idea. I think I may just need one now!
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« Reply #669 on: August 22, 2010 05:18:47 PM »

That's awesome!  Did you paint the book pages individually and then collage them into the book?  I love it!  Ooh!  That gives me an idea!  Cheesy

yeah, I painted plenty of pages and then ripped them out of a book and pasted them in the sketchbook. It took forever but I really love the look of it in person, on screen it looks too flat.
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