Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My first ever Haiku

I wasn't even sure what Haiku was when I started this two page spread in Dana's Nature AB, but I knew I wanted to write one. So, I went on the internet and found the "rules" of 5-7-5 and went from there.
For the left side, I painted the page with Nickle Gold Azo fluid acrylic, then cut pieces of card stock (CS) to place over the painted page. I added stamped mica chips that I cut or tore to the approximate size of the CS. I used a stamp by Posh Impressions I didn't even know I had (and had never used) that had three different sea shells on it.

The right side holds the Haiku that I wrote on extra CS and raised with foam tape. I really wanted to add some sea shells to the spread, but want to respect the next person working in the book. So I will leave a Post-It note saying I'll add them when the book is finished. Click to enlarge and read my first ever (and possibly ONLY) Haiku.

2 thoughtful remarks:

Margaret said...

your blog is so inspirational, great tutorials, thank you! M

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Not only is this a beautiful spread, your Haiku is wonderful. I just love the colors with the touch of orange/red showing through. All around fantastic!