it was now time to finish my assemblage with a bit of bling. I added some letter beads and a key from my stash.
The idea is to add anything that has at least one hole in it, then wrap it around the assemblage. I was so lucky that the fibers were fluffy enough, I didn't have to show the exposed wire, but could hide it in the fibers. As you can see, I used wire that was color coordinated.
Next it was time to go through my literally HUNDREDS of pages I have completed over the past two years, and sort some I wanted to use.
Once sorted, I used my various key stamps on blank pages.
Next it was time to sort these pages and turn them into two signatures.
I try to never put two pages of the same color next to each other.
It took several hours to first sort, then stamp these pages. I will finish the journal tomorrow.
This is a very, very special visual journal. You might be able to tell it's not as highly embellished with scraps that speak to the journaler, as those I have made in the past. This is for a dear friend who was in grad school with me. She has three children, is 39, and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She loves to doodle, and I thought she could take this with her to chemotherapy.
This is Day 20 of AEDM. Once again, I'm super grateful for your support of my art.
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
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