Saturday, June 21, 2014
This week’s challenges:
Last Saturday I made the journey to Frankenmuth for their annual Bavarian Festival. I was hoping there would a juggler (#15) but was disappointed when no juggler passed by.
Last night was my best friend’s daughter’s wedding. Fortunately, my husband and I found ourselves seated at the rowdy table. Not knowing anyone at the table, brought up the topic of photography after spying a huge Cannon sitting in front of one of the guests. I mentioned the scavenger hunt and right away I was pointed towards this young woman sporting 2 tattoos sitting at a nearby table.
The color pallet this week is Coral & Teal with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White. I had no idea how to approach this challenge until noticed the cottonwood seeds blowing around so thick it looked like it was snowing at times. My supply of paint is rather limited so I had to purchase the coral and teal. I first collaged the water color paper with scrapbook paper in a coral tone, tearing it to add texture. I painted over the paper with a light layer of the coral paint then misted it with water and wiping with paper towel. I stenciled the tree with the teal. After it dried I used a Sakura Souffle pen in white for the lettering and cottonwood seeds. I tore bits of a cotton ball off to add “fluff” to each seed.
Of the 4 challenges I opted for:
#1: SCHOOL PHOTO - Smash in one of your old school photos or some of your kids/grandkids/nieces and/or nephews and write about the year, the clothes, the hair style, your old glasses, or just what school photo day meant to you.
This photo was taken ~ 1967. Back then, kids dressed up for school photos. This dress was either my mother’s favorite or mine, I can’t remember. I was growing my hair out from a pixie.
To create this page I collaged it first with torn bits of paper then covered it with a wash of white paint. I buffed Inka Gold Metallic Rub in copper on the left side and Tim Holtz's Adirondack Ink in carmel, ginger, & gold around the rest of the page.
#2: SUMMER VACATION - Where are you going? What are your goals for the summer? Cleaning? Reading? Painting the garage? Make a page with your summer plans and dreams.
I always find lists hard to journal. I opted to use paint chips simply to add color to the page and break u the background paper. I left space to add to the page as I always seem to think of one more thing after I complete the page.
Now that school has ended I can get caught up on the other challenges that seem to have fallen by the wayside (see Art Journaling above).