Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Almost a Fire in the Studio!!!

I worked on my journal page yesterday morning and almost set the studio on fire!! Not really....but it was not a fun experiment! I have been watching Milliande's art journaling videos over the last couple of days and in one of them she burned the edges of some paper to use on her page. I liked the way it looked so I decided to give it a try. I used a candle just like she did but when I just barely touched the paper to the flame it ignited and began burning the entire piece right there in in my hand! Luckily I had a tub of water on the work table so I just dropped it in there. Needless to say the edges didn't get burned on my page....and maybe never will be!

I liked how the background on this page was going but then I just couldn't pull it together. It's an ok page and that's about all I can say. At least I'm keeping to my goal of one page a day.

January 11:

I used ink pads to get the darkened edges on the small pages and I think it looks a little like they were burned. Probably ink pads are a safer bet with me!! I scanned this page and some of the smudginess on the edges doesn't show but it does go all around the pages.

My page for today is only halfway finished so it will be tomorrow before I can upload it.

Stay warm if you're in the cold, freezing weather....and stay cool if you're in the Southern hemisphere....and have some fun today.