First of all, let me show you a photo of the reeds in February, just so you know I’m keeping up with my resolve! (Not that one lot of photos a month is exactly onerous but still…)
I love the colours in that one. It was a glorious, crisp, sunny winter’s day last week.
A few weeks ago I signed up to do an online course, hoping to get my creative mojo going again, and it definitely worked! I did LK Ludwig’s Printed Patterned Painted journal making class – Karen Stiehl Osborn was doing it and mentioned it in her newsletter.
Here are a few of the painted papers I’ve made:
Can you believe these were made with acrylic paint, a few old credit cards and some foam stamps or stencils? My (mostly) home made stamps box is getting fuller:
I have actually made two journals out of them so far, but don’t seem to have any photos yet! Here is one in process of construction.
Besides all this, I spent most of last week monoprinting over them with a gelatin plate – this time I used Rayna’s recipe and it is still going a week later!!! Last year it cracked up after a day or so, and Rayna’s recipe is definitely easier so I will be using that from now on… I seem to have been so busy printing that I haven’t taken any photos yet so that’ll be the next post. Last week it was half term and DH was away in India and I seemed to get a lot more done, for some reason! I also finished the two large reeds hangings finally so pics of them will be forthcoming as well.