I've been organizing my studio and compiled a huge stash of tissue paper, new and previously-loved. I learned that tissue can be difficult to rip into strips so I used a water filled paint brush to stroke a line that assisted the ripping. I adhered with an acrylic varnish which is an easy way to attach tissue (cover over and under). I didn't realize until it was too late that I was using a gloss vs. matte. Hated the glare so I began smooshing gesso over most of the pages, leaving a portion where you could see the patterns, and how they peek through the layers. Below is the initial layout. For GPP Street Team Crusade No. 42.
Since this is a new journal I decided to go for another spread. In the previous crusade we made grids...super easy way to complete a page. I cut from the same tissues, plus took evidence samplers of my ribbons and strings.
I love having one day a week set aside to work on pages. I began the RubyTuesday project back in November as a way to maintain my commitment (and sanity) to creating Art For Me because the holidays were around the corner and my typical routine had been to shuffle away my own stuff. We do that don't we? Because we are busy we tend to use that as an excuse to unplug from our art. Finding time is different than making time. Getting your hands dirty, even just one morning a week, will keep you on the path of growth. Pick a day...pick a color too if that makes it an easier self-imposed assignment, and make time to journal. I'm already onto book two. HCIT?