Hi all! Today’s post is all about layers. I had the distinct privilege of participating in a workshop by Seth Apter recently. My daughter and I motored up to Taos for this daylong layering fest with Seth at the close of his stay at the Mabel Dodge Lujan house. We had a lovely day of creating without thinking and each made our own Deck of Enchantment. I was so impressed with his techniques and the fact that everyone’s, without exception, turned out fabulous – and totally different from each other! So for this post I created an Asian inspired journal (shamelessly mixing Chinese and Japanese Kanji and other iconic symbols). I used techniques from the workshop with Seth but had to improvise somewhat since I didn’t have the wonderful fresco paint or the wallpaper samples for printing (which I immediately rectified by purchasing said items in quantity!).
Below are a few stepped out frames of my process and the resulting book. I also included a few pics of my personal Deck of Enchantment at the end of the post.
During the workshop we used textured wallpaper samples to mono print onto our cards. Since I didn’t yet have my WP samples I improvised by running chipboard through various embossing folders. I applied paint directly to the embossed chipboard and used that to mono print onto the covers of my journal. Repeat many layers with multiple colors and textures to create a wonderful and interesting depth.
While we didn’t have time in the workshop to add collage to the process, I couldn’t resist adding some lovely pattered papers and dictionary pages. The mesh that will be the base for my ribbon closure is from an antique bird cage (save everything, it may come in handy!). I also included layers of rubber stamping and crackle glaze.
I love the depth achieved by so much layering!
Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations! I’m entering this into the March challenge at Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.