Friday, April 27, 2012

A girl can never have too many tabletops……

 

I’m running out of tables!

I have a six foot one and two three footers in my craft room, a dinning table in the dinning room…..all are covered with projects in various stages of completion, so now…….

IMG_2194I’m working on the patio table!  Nothing like spreading out….I haven’t used this table before but this won’t be the last time, I like working out-of-doors.  I was free to splash, spray and sprinkle paint without worry of damaging floors or furniture.

I’ve been taking an on-line sketching class from Jane Davies and one of the exercises has been to cover large sheets of paper with random marks using very wet paint, thick paint, India ink and different tools to vary the thickness and density of the lines.

After selecting areas of the pages with interesting design, I cut the large pages into 6x6 inch pieces.

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Voila….. background papers for my journal pages.

IMG_2197                                                                                                                                              Add a little paint to the background of the page, tear or cut the newly hand-painted paper add some lettering or marks made with oil pastels and you have created some fun, new journal pages!

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I think I still have some room on a table in the garage, maybe, I should get out there and make something!

6 comments:

Julie said...

More loveliness!!! I just adore seeing what new stuff you create!!! It is music to my eyes and soul!!!

Sharon said...

Looks like you are having fun. I think I need more tables......

Dianne said...

terrific journal backgrounds! what a great intro about all your tables being covered...it is good to know that I'm not the only one to cover every available surface! so fun =)

elle said...

I seem to have a penchant for tables. I need to bump that up to covering them all with WIPs. The 'art' looks terrific.

Halle said...

That's funny! I spread out all over as well. Hubby gives me "the look" and says.."don't you have a craftroom?"

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Lovely journal work!