Monday, May 27, 2013

Paint and Paper

I have been playing lately and crossing off a goal from my May list.

The previous two photos show the covers, front, back & insides.

I don't use any special foot or technique when I do machine stitching on my paper. I keep it on the same settings no matter what I sew, and unless the paper is getting ripped I just push on through.

The previous three images show details of some of the pages.

I have LOADS more that I could share, but that's probably good for now. Here's some of the specifics, for those of you who are interested.

Binding // hand-stitched with embroidery floss
Pages // embossed cardstock (gessoed, then painted), patterned paper, sewn back-to-back
Wet Media // gesso, spray ink that I apply with a paintbrush cause none of the sprayers work anymore...poot
Pens // Sharpie, Pigma Micron (now those are sweet pens...)
Other Crap // various ribbons & papers from my stash, hand-stitching with more embroidery floss, machine stitching,  words cut out from an old issue of Vue Weekly.

Text // You will see a lot of song lyrics in my art journals. Sometimes it represents the music I was listening to when I made the page. And some represent a song that is stuck in my head, usually because the words are completely relevant to something I am trying to work through and work out in my journal. I also include my own words, but I didn't feel like sharing those this time!

It's not quite finished, but it's finished enough. And that's enough. It's not my best or most favourite art-journal-mini I have ever made, but I enjoyed it, and that's definitely enough.
later loves


  1. Anonymous3:33 pm

    These are gorgeous, Lisa. So beautiful! I'm honestly super impressed.

  2. I had to come back here when I saw these pages on my bloglist. the backgrounds are gorgeous, Lisa! And the stitching is pretty Fabulous too!


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