Wednesday, June 03, 2015

New Journal Cover

I have been working, on and off, on this journal for over a year now.  When I first made it I covered the front and back covers with some Gelli prints I made quite awhile ago, but have not been very happy with it.

I ended up just leaving it and kept hoping something would come to me, which it hasn't until now.  I really enjoyed the last several journal pages I made in this journal (see previous blog post) and figured that style would work well, but I wanted a focal point. Last week my new friend, Brenda Ball-Wood, shared a fabulous paper punch with an octopus. It was too small for the cover and the proportions weren't right, so I scanned it and edited it until it was exactly what I needed. Then I made a stencil (and mask) of it.  I'm pretty happy with the results ... just goes to show "Good things come to those who wait".


~~Kristal~~ said...

Oh Ingrid.. I just love it.. Octopuses have a special place in my heart and I think this cover is perfect and in the last photo you can see the edges of your finished pages and it works perfect.. Great job my friend..

Sweeper of Dreams said...

How beautiful! A bit Lovecraftian, in the best possible way. Moving use of colors, as always.

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