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« on: November 15, 2007 09:50:19 PM »



After a shaky start by playing it safe, I believe I rediscovered my spirited groove at collage/visual journaling/running with scissors/sniffing markers. My daughter, Marissa,  gave me some sound advice, that neither one of us can remember, but it was good at the time - and it worked. I feel much freer.  Grin



This is just one side of a visual journal page. With the right amount of coffee and chocolate, the opposite page will be adorned soon too. In the meantime, I hope it brings you some inspiration, or at least some "ohhhh, pretty."  Wink

Materials:
Acrylic Paints
Rubber Stamp
Stencils
Magazine Ephemera
...more ephemera...
Crayons
Index Card
Sticker

Will you be free?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007 10:34:46 PM »

Oooooooh, pretty!!  Really Pretty! 

I love the layering of color, it is sort of like patina-ed copper, and that little border detail near the bottom is gorgeous!  I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007 05:27:53 AM »

My daughter, Marissa,  gave me some sound advice, that neither one of us can remember, but it was good at the time

I (thankfully) wasn't drinking anything when I read this (there would have been a 'tea exiting through the nose' type incident had I been.

Congratulations on making me snort with laughter on a cold and overcast day.

oh and 'gratz on getting your mojo back, nice work Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007 11:55:59 AM »

This is so beautiful! I love you created such a textural and layered look.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 12:49:08 PM »

this is beautiful! i just bought a new blank journal/sketch book in hopes of re-starting my collage work, and this is exactly the kind of inspiration i need... living in a dorm has taken the creative juice right out of me.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007 03:33:11 PM »

Thank you, Everyone!  Grin

Cute_Anarchy: I have always loved to layer color. A few years back, I started collaging to work my way through depression and an eating disorder...and I found the patience of having to wait for each layer to dry to work upon very relaxing, almost meditative.

Punka: Yay! If you ever have a chance to read my blog, you'll see that I love to bring humor into everyday life! Cheesy
If you thought us forgetting was funny, you should of heard us trying to retrace the advice given!

MsGuinevere: Thank you! I am so happy to hear you noticed the texture!

myxbeatsuro: Wow! I am so happy to hear this! I hope I have the privilege of seeing some of your collage creations one day too!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007 11:23:25 PM »

I LOVE this page.
The fact that you are my daughter has NOTHING to do with it   Wink

Rock On Baby Girl  Grin

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heini
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007 09:04:19 AM »

Oooh pretty. Really.

The mix of cold and warm colours of background is great.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007 01:25:30 AM »

Thanks Mom and Heini!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007 01:36:14 AM »

That is STUNNING!!!  I wish you'd do a tutorial for this!  I am in love with it!
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