Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This artist journal measures approximately 4 " by 5 1/4" and is filled with watercolour paper, the real thing. In most of my other journals, I've used good quality parchment or archival type papers and they've been able to hold more pages. The paper in this one is rather heavy and very suitable for 'keeper' work, so not as many pages per signature.
The covers are in a scrumptious blend of golds and near coppers, with many interesting beads to match. Most of the beads are polymer clay, but I've slipped in a few others just for variety. And on this one I purposely left the lengths of cording almost like a fringe at the end of the rows of beads. I figure, if the potential owner doesn't like the length of them, they can be cut off without affecting the stringing, provided they cut below the finishing knots.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I recall reading Mad Magazine as a teenager and loved the 'marginal thinking' cartoons and stuff, so I did a little take on that here.
I sometimes use this 'script' (for want of a better description) on my cards and even include it in some of my polymer work from time to time.
I like it as a border.
Now...off to work!