Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Round Robin Journal Exchange
I'm staying with my mom for a few weeks, while she recovers after surgery. I drove home for a few supplies, and made do with those. I do think I get more creative when faced with limited options.
This page was in Sharon's book, originally entitled Japan in a Nutshell. I choose the section, Ginkos.
I collaged the background from the insides of used security envelopes. I added accents from old green stamps; a label with "Ginko" in handwriting, rather than formal calligraphy; used postage stamps.
Watercolors were painted on the back of ginko leaves, then pressed onto drawing paper. The drawing paper didn't seem as conducive to good results as other paper I've used in the past--it was, however, good enough for my purposes. I cut them out, arranged, and collaged them. Since I didn't have my matte medium with me, I used glue stick, which doesn't always stick as well as I'd like, so stitching on my mom's Bernina was added to make this more permanent.
This was fun--I plan to do more!