Did everyone have a fun weekend? Or was it too cold to get out and do anything? I played in the studio part of the time, decided to catch up on some reading, and actually did a little baking last night....I made some focaccia bread. We were out and about on Saturday and it was a beautiful day....sorry!
Yesterday morning I headed out early to get a couple of things at Michael's and look what I found for $1 each....
They're packaging tape with a design. The white background is just a wrapper to show you what the design looks like. I thought they would be fun to use in my art journal....kind of like a transfer only not. And they will also jazz up any package you mail out. I think there were a couple other designs but I liked these four. I didn't see any other colors though....just red and green.
Remember back last year when I made an art journal and had the cover design paper upside down? That's the journal I've been using this month and I hate to admit it but I didn't do a very good job of sewing it together! It's beginning to come apart as you'll see in my first picture....
For this one I was inspired by several YouTube videos by Sarah Whitmire. I had the butterfly clipping from a magazine and had been saving it for just the right time. I really like how this one turned out....not my usual bright colors! In case you're wondering that's masking tape on the page. I just tore off pieces and stuck them down. At one point I thought it looked like some kind of Asian writing.
When HB saw this one he said it reminded him of jazz music! Not sure why, but I decided to go with that and found a quote (I used part of it) about jazz that seemed appropriate. This one is just a cool magazine page cut into strips and glued down. Then I added swirls and lines with a paint pen. Easy peasy!!