This month, the BBArtisans team challenge is brought to us by Edi (Memories for Life), Team Captain and custom scrapbook maker/laser engraver. November is the end of Autumn (winter actually begins Dec 21st this year), and Edi is giving us a chance to create one last fall inspired piece.
|wooden lasered leaf, made by Edi for a teammate|
So, what did I decide to do for the Fall Colors Challenge? Well, I’ve been wanting to use my art journal again as a personal diary. And now was the perfect time to start, with so many things happening in my life. I’ve always had a thing for diaries since I was a little girl. And I know if I don’t write my feelings down, I loose my thoughts as the years pass.
My November BBArtisans Challenge spread actually began with a fortune cookie, from a luncheon last week with co-workers. It got me thinking about my life to come. Yes, it’s a little silly to believe in fate through cookies, but it’s fun to speculate about the unknown.
This Friday and Saturday I’ll be a Holiday Bazaar vendor at the Unitarian Universalist Church. While making my new Mini-Books, I ended up with a bunch of paper strips. A perfect opportunity for a new art journal spread! Some of the strips were wide enough for me to punch circles (I love circles!) I used Liquidex Gloss Gel Medium to affix them to the page. The pages were a bit sticky, so I decided to paint some clear gesso over the spread. Mission accomplished, except the gesso is a bit rough to the touch. Has this happened to you?
Anyway, lots of things came with my fortune cookie: a nice lunch, an art journal spread, the November BBArtisans Challenge, a Glue It Tuesday post, a new approach to my art journal, and hopefully sunshine into someone's life! Don’t forget to come by Aimee’s blog (Artsyville) and see all the wonderful glue projects.