So I’m taking a couple of online courses, one of which is based off an awesome book I have. Joanne Sharpe has a terrific book called The Art of Whimisical Lettering, and I’m currently taking her class based off the book. I don’t necessarily love my own handwriting, but that’s what the class is all about. You get a composition notebook, glue every 2-3 pages together to make them a little sturdier, add some washi to the edge, and play with your handwriting.
Here’s a shot of my journal, the cover which I finially finished a short while ago:
And here’s my page for one of the first lessons in the online course called “Pump it Up”
Pretty cool, huh? Do I love it? Not quite, but it’s a work in progress.
I’m also taking a class by Dawn DeVries Sokol called Winter Wonder Full. Being in a mult-faith household makes the winter holidays kinda crazy, but this is a great journal for me to document December and the holidays my way.
So these are my inside covers:
A combo of gesso and some Liquitex purple and Grumbacher blue. I’m using a Canson watercolor spiral journal since it was the closest thing I could find to the journal that Dawn recommends, and since I’m not working, it’s easier than getting all the binding materials.
Anyhoo, I made a calendar page (I don’t celebrate Advent, but a calendar page to keep track of the holidays I do celebrate is very good).
The star is a magazine shape cutout, the black and white check is duck tape, and the tag is an old Jenni Bowlin tag that I covered and then scribbled on with paint pens. Add some baker’s twine and a little thread, and awesome. Also stamped some TH stars from his circus collection, and (after I took the photo) a “1” from a Dylusions numbers set.
I was also supposed to make some holiday doodles, and I’m not loving this page, but I’m not that practiced at doodling or I’m my own worst critic 😛
Another assignment was to doodle a menorah (which hubby’s family does celebrate). Here I used Joanne Sharpe’s Pump it Up technique for my words, though they seem to have a definite Dylusions look, at least in my opinion.
Anyway, thanks for looking and happy scrapping!