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 :)