Tuesday, May 30, 2006

E is for Experiment


I have my first Alphabetica journal in hand and it is amazing!!!! This is Lynne's journal. We have not met in person yet, but I bet we will someday soon as she lives in a nearby suburb! As her title says E is for Experiment, which is a very freeing notion. She has given total permission to try new things. I spent yesterday trying to create interesting backgrounds on canvas paper. I used instructions from a book by Claudine Hellmuth. I tried four different backgrounds. The one I like the most is one I just improvised myself. The other ones did not turn out as well as the ones in the book. Anyway, I have all this week to practice before committing anything to Lynne's journal. I especially love the front of her journal. It is so smooth. All the colors go together so well and there is a finish on top of everything that makes it look like a professional book cover. All in all, it is gorgeous!

3 comments:

Trixie said...

Lovely photo! Lovely journal...funny, it looks perfectly non-experimental..from the name I would expect something a bit more madcap. I am wonderfuly, thankfully surprised! What fun to experiment and play! Enjoy

Babsarella said...

Looks like a fun journal to work in!

One Crabapple said...

Wow... I wish I could have got in on something like this....what a journey for you. FAscinating. I hope you will be posting pix as you go along. I would enjoy watching what you are doing. And to hear how you are feeling, what you are learning. Very exciting.

Love, S.