Friday, June 12, 2009
Week #1 and 2 - Wreck This Journal.....CLICK to enlarge photos if you want...
Well I am not sure if this is actually the second week or the first. I think according to Jamie's post it would be the second week. I just received my book 2 days ago so I am combining the 2 weeks.
After receiving my book I flipped through it and did get a bit excited at some of the challenges and instructions it has inside for me to do with it. AND some seemed VERY silly and some my inner self still fights with doing at all....but I WILL do it all.
I started with the front of the book first....and am trying to remember to carry it with me everywhere I go.
Last night I picked a random page....COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES and grabbed a box of crayons and just went with it. I applied so many layers of colors that my pages now have a shiny waxy buildup on them. I was worried I would OVER do it and not know when it was "complete." (I also did some blending of the colors with rubbing alcohol and an eraser). BUT right about when I thought I had ruined it and done too much....and wondered how I could cover it all up with black paint (which I could do and then scrape off sections or a design to reveal the color underneath with all the wax on there)....I finally realized it was almost done but needed something "extra."
For me..that was glitter. So here is my first ARTSY piece of work in my WRECK THIS JOURNAL series.......and I have to admit....just making time for this....really made me feel so good!
Oh..I LOVE the SUN (as much as the moon!) and have many wonderful SUN sculpture pieces in my home....I love SUN FACES and moon faces...so it was no surprise I ended up seeing a SUN on this one. I started out coloring RAYS outside the circle line......and then...well...the rest is history!
Opie was oblivious to it all......