After watching some examples of mixed media journaling I determined to find better supplies so I could avoid some of the variables in my efforts to copy the same techniques.
Ranger products were prominent and I did a store search for my province and one of two places was surprisingly close. So off I went and was appalled that they had N O T H I N G! It isn't often I leave without buying some little thing to mollify my polite gene. :( The owner was the sole person in the store and I still said sorry, I'm out of here. politely!!! lol Nice store but I don't do die cuts or scrap booking.
I also stopped for mail and got a package from my friend Margi at Scrap Wisdom Collage. I met her when she was teaching for a month at 3 Creative Studios. She has inspired me to try to do more. I am learning PhotoShop Elements so I can learn to design my own art. I won her pillow! I ordered several of her screens and she says she'll be posting some ideas for using them soon.
Another inspiring friend is Leslie at MarveLes Art Studios. Les does more with her sewing machine but yesterday she tackled a project that I'd also seen on my blog travels. Well, I think I can, too and I found a few flowers and some coordinating items to give it a whirl.
I also got a new book in the mail. This is Surface Treatment workshop. It has 45 mixed media techniques by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson. It looks pretty good and I think I can start it right away as I have much of the stuff they both use.
I was trying a few things this morning. They will have to wait for next week as I really must cut grass. I also need to see if I can get my hands back to their natural colour as my homemade black spray (permanent) was pointed the wrong way and the inside of my left arm and hand is no longer pink! OYE!!! The tip was worth while only the reinker needs diluting and operator error needs eliminating!
So I am crowing a bit. I scored some great products, some good tips, some fun goodies and a great resource book. I persevered in spite of the black reinker disaster and I have Hope! Hope that in spite of an inky black wing I am going to soar right over a beautiful mixed media rainbow! CAW!!!