Monday, December 13, 2010

"Gold Gilded Journal Cover & More...."

I have been busy working on my new journal project. I decided to give it the dramatic effect of having it's own platform. It works really well as a lap desk when I'm curled up on the couch doodling by the fire! This wooden board underneath the moleskin journal has been permanently attached by my using a tile adhesive (super strong!!!). Once I stuck my journal to the board I began to paint the board and the cover of my new journal. This is the start, I'm sure I will come back to it and possibly add beads and other sorts of rich colored embellishments. I kind of want it to look like a jewel from the outside. Then as you can see I finished the drawing on the first page. I'm still trying to decide if I want this journal to be single page drawings or two page spreads?? I'm leaning towards to single page but who know when I may change my mind. The image on that first page has hair that spells out Art Mail. I have recently received the most beautiful Mail Art from a dear friend of mine and it meant so much to me that she spent so much time creating it just for me, thank you Carmelina!!! I did this page as a reminder of how it made me feel to walk out to my mail box and receive such a treasure.





10 comments:

  1. Wow. Okay, now I'm speechless. Beautiful.

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  2. ah, doodling by the fire, sounds heavenly! I love the idea of the platform, too! xxoo

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  3. Just beautiful Rebecca. I love to be able to doodle in a comfy chair and this platform is just fabulous.
    Lee:)

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  4. What a wonderful idea! This is going to be such a special treasure once you have completed it and it will give you hours of pleasure to sit comfortably in front of the fire. Lovely!

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  5. Great idea. I bet it will be really fabulous when you add the rest of the jewels and gems.

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  6. What an awesome idea Rebecca. You are so creative I can't believe it sometimes! It looks amazing.

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  7. Oh you, my dear are the treasure!
    thank you for the 'memorialized' moment! I adore you..and your moleskin!

    as far as two page spreads go....well...let's just say that I don't think I've done a single page drawing in years....it's always double vision with me! lol

    thanks for coming by tonight..I love your visits...and I'm sorry to hear you're not well....sit back by the fire and doodle away..you'll feel back to yourself in no time!

    ciao bella
    Creative CArmelinA

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  8. Wow- beautiful art on a festive platform. Truly inspirational. It makes the display superb!

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  9. Love your art on this platform! The detail is incredible!

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