So I said that I’m going to use the ideas in the Journey Within class to push myself and I’ve decided this means I need to really layer my pages. In reviewing my pages from the last class, I can see that I was working with using paper and imagery together. Now I’m going to work on having at least 3 layers on every page and also utilizing transparencies more. I’ve used them twice now and so I think it’s a good start.
The journaling on this page falls into the background – I’ve covered it up too. I’m having fun with journaling and then partially hiding it with different inks and layers. It’s not that I’m saying anything I don’t want people to read – it’s more about making the imagery convey what I’m saying in words. This page is about the joy I’m experiencing in love.
The cool technique I tried with this page that I haven’t done before is taking a page of rub ons and rather than using them precisely, rubbing off each letter or element as it was meant to be used, I scraped across the page of rub ons leaving abstract bits of color and elements randomly on the journal page. I was so thrilled to get this idea because I have several pages of rub ons that I really don’t ever see myself using because the topics are too “scrapbooky.” The page of rub ons that I used was originally meant for a 4th of July scrapbook layout. It worked perfect since the 4th is a celebration and the colors of the rub ons coordinated well with my palette for this page. If you have funky supplies lying around that you have no idea how you’re going to use them, take a different look at them. Find a new way to use them up.