Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Art Journal Part 1

   My Fiskateer friends are at it again! Cheryl, one of the fabulous Fiskateer leads, has posted an idea that she wanted to share with the rest of us.  It was to create an art journal, and although I don't know what it's all about yet, I decided to try it.

 Tonight I created the cover.  I used a blank 7gypsies book and covered the front with pretty pink card stock.  I love pink! It's my favorite color this year! I bordered the cover on one side with a border punchout by Colorbok, Nocturne collection. I really like the black on pink, and yes, I know it's very 80's, but those were my years! 
(Did I tell you I love listening to 80's and 90's music while I create?)
   I used the limited edition Fiskars Flower punch to create my own embellishment that just pops out at the bottom of the cover.  I punched out three different colored flowers, secured them together with a purple Colorbok brad, bent the flowers up and glued it to the book with Aleene's tacky glue.  That's the first glue that I've used that holds like, well, glue.  LOL!

   Last but not least I wanted my journal's title to stand out.  I wrote on black paper with my white Galaxy marker, cut out each word, traced the edge with the same marker, and glued it to the front.  I'm really pleased with the way it looks!  I can't wait for the next step!

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