Saturday, January 30, 2010

layers

So a few days ago I showed you the process of making a journal out of sheets of watercolor paper, sewing the signatures, and adding some images with the sewing machine.
I wanted to show you one of the pages - before and after.
because it's layers baby, layers and layers, it's all about layers - the more texture and layering, the better the page looks.
I added some acrylic paint, some gold paint with a sponge, some ink stamps, some collage images, and then some words, and voila:




"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." --Barack Obama

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