Sunday, 22 May 2011

Strathmore Workshop with Roz

I signed up for the free online workshops that Strathmore put on and I am sadly taking the last one. This Month it has been Roz Stendahl teaching us "building your visual journal from the page up" Roz is full of great information and my favourite thing I learned was adding a page extension but in a unique way. I found a page that I had already sketched a horse and cut out 3/4 of the page on the right but leaving the horses head. Then I glued in the extension but first I lined up some complementary decorative paper. I love the effect. I am going to experiment with different ways of interpreting this idea. I already saw some different ways by seeing what other artists doing.

I added a fancy brad for a knob and pumped it up with a couple of washers. I haven't figured out what I will put on the back of the "door" yet.

The backside is already getting interesting. I used Roz's sugestion to continue the colours on to the next spread.
Its been really a great class to get inspired and get moving onto my pages. You gotta love that!
Thanks ROz :)


Anonova said...

Ooh, I love how you've continued the colours. And great job on the page extension!

Jan said...

Hello, I have just come by from the Dog Daisy Chain blog, followed your comment link over to here. I looked through your blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I like all your journal pages, you do some quality and interesting work. Sorry about the recent losses in your family, I hope your grieving isn't too harsh for you.

Thanks for sharing your artful journey. From one PNW'er to another.
Jan in Oregon

Jackie said...

Me too...came to thank you for your lovely comments and enjoyed what I found. It seems you've had a rough time lately, first your dog , and then your lovely dad. I think the post about him is a fitting tribute and must have helped you to get through. Blogging is good medicine.

Marilyn Rock said...

May the fond memories you have of your Dad stay with you through all your good times and challenges. A wonderful post and words of tribute. Thank you for sharing.

I love your journal work! xxoo

journalrat said...

Thank you for the kind words about my workshop. I love your horse page and your handling of the extended page. It's great! I'm glad that you are having fun with it.

Judging from the other comments here you've recently had some very sad losses. You have my deepest sympathy. I hope that working in your journal will provide some stress free expression that help you through difficult times.

Pattio said...

Thank you all for your comments. I hope things are going to be lightening up stress wise.

Journaling can be so healing and I am using it to work through these tough times.

Heres to good memories and happier times.