|hand-carved stamps, embossing powders, distress inks, glue, Zentangle markers, gel pens, glimmer mist, watercolors, Stickles, Stayz-on inks, paint pens, plus colored pencils and markers.|
The theme I chose was "How to Tie Your Shoes and Other Things to Learn." My version was going to be "Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from the Radio." But, I ended up with the more sedate Pop Proverbs, with wit & wisdom from the age of vinyl.
I wanted jewels instead of sand in my hour glass, but we weren't allowed to use glitter. Finally, a use for my Stickles paint! It is very hard to see how sparkly it is from the photo. (Observant readers may have noticed that the first picture is actually a screen shot from the video I tried to make showing how I made this book. Let's just say that I have a new respect for those who do "how to" videos on their blogs.)
The clock hands are just an opened brad, so this page is interactive.
This is the one layout that looks most like an art journal to me. At least there is a bit of layering. It is also one of the most literal. As time went on, I became less literal and also went back to using more familiar techniques.
Stay tuned to this station for more pop proverbs. It's sketchbook week here at Tangled Up In Art.
(If you can't wait to see the whole thing, you can find it on my Flickr page.)