Saturday, October 6, 2007

Tip In Journal Pages

Totally a new addiction for me. I joined the swap on having never done this type of thing before and I have to admit, I'm hooked! I've finished 4 of the 5 so far. The fourth will be sent out on Tues. October 8th. The sets were to be in the color choice of each person and had to be monochrome. Boy was that harder than I thought it would be.

My first set was orange. Not so hard, right? Actually, it wasn't as difficult as I ended up making it but I like the way they turned out.

My next set was turquoise and I immediately knew I wanted to make them mermaids. I love the sparkly sequins. I love how the fun fibres on these make it totally feel like water. These pages also started off differently than they ended up. I had originally used vontage Life photos but you can't see any of those left after I finished painting them.

My third set was muddy green or olive. These are by far my favorites. I really like the freedom of the Zetti style. She said she liked rock music so I felt like incorporating the lyrics from a Metallica song. I loved the mood that they set for these. I'm really loving my little zetti bird and believe he has become my unofficial mascot of sorts.

They went all the way to Spain and judging from the e-mail I got, they were very well received. She said she LOVED them! Yay, I'm so happy!

The tree tops I ended up using fabric swatches that I had laying around that I sewed sparkly sequins to. Very tactile.

The fourth set was off-white, cream, ecru or any non-color close to it. These were by far the hardest pages yet. VERY hard to tone down a color that has none. I'm very pleased with the way they turned out. My partner has yet to receive them but she should soon. I will know wether or not she likes them soon.

I'm now getting ready to start work on the last set. These are to be red. I think that these will be my biggest challenge yet. I may need help....

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