Tuesday, November 3, 2009
My Inner Child Is In the Hood
for Created By Hand Craft Challenge and Creative Therapy. Joining in the Dia de los Muertos festivities with all of you meant more to me than I ever dreamed it would, and it helped put so many things into perspective. I enjoyed visiting all the other celebrations at Dia de Bloglandia and reading your stories about your loved ones. Today I feel grateful for the memories I have, and new my journal page is another celebration of memories. I made this page by layering a map, a magazine page, and some cigar box labels with an images from Collage Images Not For Posting. I used acrylic paint in layers of yellow, green, and blue and then hand-colored Little Red Riding Hood with Prismacolor pencils and acrylic paint. Then I added a chipboard letter and some doodling with a black Sharpie, a white gel pen, and a little more red paint. This was definitely a fun page, and I really enjoyed incorporating techniques that I learned from different journal artists, such as Nancy Baumiller, Kelly Kilmer, and Teesha Moore. If you've always wanted to try journaling, but didn't know how to get started, you can visit their blogs (by clicking on their names) for some wonderful tutorials and techniques.