week three of inspiration wednesday is in the books. i love (ok, i really don't...but...) how each week i think it can't get any more beyond my comfort zone. wow! this week took the cake. it all felt so like nothing i have ever done before. and after each step i had to just hope it would turn out ok. i kept taking pictures along to way to remind me how after each layer what it looked like. because i was convinced it was going to turn out awful! i'm amazed at the final product. i only wish i would have remembered i used the word "create" on the previous page. oh well! it is what it is! i definitely created!!
this is week 2 in my inspiration journal. i haven't done a ton with collage, so this was a big stretch of outside my comfort zone. i also really don't love butterflies, but i wanted to use the tissue paper i had because it had cool printed images. and i have to say i love how the butterfly looks on the page! i also got to use one of the new totally tracy stamps! there is a lot going on here, but i'm happy with the result.
supplies: gesso, acrylic paint, distress ink, washi tape,
india inkbubble wrap, tim holtz tissue paper,
dictionary page, alphabet stickers
i've been fascinated with the concept of mixed media for a couple of years now. part of the reason i fell in love with it was watching inspiration wednesday by donna downey. every wednesday she would post a video of her doing a page in her journal. her process from start to finish. (see more here) i've learned a lot and have been amazed at what she can create. this year, she mixed it up a bit and now it's more a class where you make your own inspiration journal and do a page every other week.
i actually braved it and sewed my own journal. turned out pretty ok, despite some crooked lines of sewing. but i think it gives it a little character!
this is my first page, which i incorporated my one little word of 2015. i actually used my silhouette to make the stencil for the word "brave" and the little bird.