Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Journal Page Love

I wanted to share a quick post on a journal page I did incorporating a paper bag that Sammie wrapped a gift in for Mother's Day. I cut the bag where she painted her picture and then cut out the big heart she made and painted on the bag. I colored a back ground on the page before applying with matte medium. Then I glued down her elements and I glued cut out hearts and painted around them, painted the date and journaled what she had written to me over the top of the bag and at the bottom of the page journaled what we did that day. You can do this with any gift wrap or card and then you will have a memory of that day. The above photo with the three shows the differences in what it would look like if you used a photo editing program the 1st one using gritty + 60's the, 2nd one with a color correction, 3rd one with boost. You can see the different feel it gives to a picture~ Sometimes its fun to play around with digital. I would love to learn and do more digital and incorporate it into some of my art. I hope you will give this simple technique a try in your journals it is a great way to save memories. What ways do you like to preserve your memories? Do you scrapbook as well as journal? Have you tried using digital or photo programs incorporating your art?
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. ~Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender


  1. Love what you did here. I have Lightroom but it's not the same as Photoshop. I probably need to get that I'm just not sure if I'll have the patience to learn it!! : )

  2. Super beautiful Theresa!! Such a gorgeous keepsake. intersting to see the three different effects and variations..fabulous. I dont have any digital programs..I would like to take good pictures of my art or to make prints at leats of my larger pieces! It is wonderful you are experimenting and creating..yay..enjoy!

  3. Awesome project! Almost makes me wish I had kids. Almost. ;-)


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