Saturday, September 24, 2011

FTB : Operation Warm-Up

A page from my copy of "Finish This Book".

This was a warm up exercise with fairly open guidelines. (I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, so I am trying to be vague.)

I chose to cover the page with onion skins.

I added the little "secret onion" drawing to complete the page.

To see more of my finished pages from this book, simply click "Finish This Book" in the tags below.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WTJ : Punch and Gluey

Another page from my Wreck This Journal.

This is the back side of my "stain log" page (which was stained BTW).

I call this page "punch and gluey".   I simply punched flower shapes out of colored papers and glued them all over the page.

I think it looks kinda cool.   I think something like this would make a great background for a black and white ink drawing.

to be continued ...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Make A Decision

This is a collage I made in my copy of "Finish This Book".

You come to a point in the book where you are asked to make a decision.   This reminded me very much of the quote from the movie The Matrix:

"You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe."

"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keri Smith is at it again!

This is how the cover of my copy of "Wreck this Journal" currently looks.  I am still not finished with this book and do enjoy wrecking it from time to time.  I also have copies of most of Keri's other books and enjoy the creative prompts and ideas found within.

And now Keri Smith is at it again, with her latest edition "Finish This Book".
I hope to have my hands on a copy very soon. 

*update*  My sweetie picked up a copy of "Finish This Book"for me, today.  Yay!  It is larger than Keri's other books (7-1/4" wide by 9" high), which was a nice surprise.  I won't spill any beans about it ... it's up to you to discover for yourself.  It does look like fun, though!

PSST: I spotted a giveaway for 3 copies of this book.  Go to the link below and leave a comment there to enter.  Hurry, contest ends September 12th!