The focus was definitely mixed media this past week.
I took a quick visit to the scrapbook store and I have some theme elements for this year's planner/journal. The first bit seemed dark and forced so I lightened things up and brought in more of my own stuff. It has taken a bit to get it organized and there are a few more project additions in the next couple of weeks but I'm thinking this is gonna be good! :)
The mixed media class is wonderful. One reason it appealed was the once a month product tutorial and I learned lots about brushes. Then the first teacher showed how to use brushes with more effect and her project is something I am definitely going to do. I 'copied' the work of the gal who issues the monthly challenges and I'll put them in the big binder. I decided that I needed to expand my challenge journal which is where I'll be doing my own thing. I'll be doing the word that best describes me- for next week. I can't say enough good things about this year long class. The quality is remarkable and I already feel that I have got my money's worth!
I decided to incorporate different kinds of papers in a homemade journal. I got paper from the scrapbook store suitable for mixed media and searched for a good tutorial to improve my less than professional bookmaking skills.
The better tools certainly help and I feel this is not quite ideal but certainly an improvement.
I made 5 signatures and I redid the spine as I thought it might not be big enough. I may have gone a bit too big but I think I'll be adding lots of texture and layers to the pages so it'll definitely be getting fatter.
The grand kiddies and I had a great time painting the cardboard casa! Creamy crayola makers had lots of juiciness when a wet paint brush was applied to them.
The decor day began with an old look and now the challenge begins to redefine the new 'happy' look.
I did not get any fabric related work done. I found my old ufo busting list and it needs revising. Perhaps I can focus on fabrics next week but I'm doing some humming as I continue to embrace this KISSable new year!