Tuesday, June 30, 2009
More Wreck This Journal stuff.
I finished working in Julie's amazing and very wrecked (but no human or pet fluids please) "Wreck This Journal". The theme for this round was nature so I added feathers to a page with one feather on it but there's plenty of space for more elements from nature.
Then I chose the "cut this page and weave things into it" prompt and thinking National Geographic is a pretty much nature focused I used pages from that for my weft or warp... not sure which. I tried to merge the colors with citrisolve but I was doing something wrong with that effort. So I put a little homemade walnut ink on my pages to add a certain wrecked quality.
And since we like inspiration here's what happened with another "Wreck This Journal" round robin. One spread was completely stuck together, so I pried the pages apart and found that the wrecking had gotten a little ... er... wrecked. Well I found that I loved that shredded Asian look a lot (like my childhood memories, shredded and Asian)!
So here's my piece which I'll be sorry to see leave Prospect. I may have to do something like this in my Keri Smith book!
Now if you are looking for inspiration but not quite as distressed as this, then take a look at Kelly's blog Dragonfly Reflections. Scroll down to see what she has done to her Keri Smith book. Just lovely!