Tuesday, September 2
The things we learn . . .
Last weekend I discovered that it is possible to dance in the kitchen without a 6-month-old laughing at you . . . or anyone for that matter. I learned that shaving is better than waxing. And I found out that bleach can be a valuable tool when creating art.L.K. Ludwig goes over this process in her awesome book, Nature Journals, but e.b. focused on the technique last weekend during Blogstock. I missed the actual project-doing as I was making guacamole, but I stopped at Michael’s on my way home to pick up the ingredients.I loved the results, but wanted something cool to do with the papers. They just screamed to be paired with black and white photos, and even better . . . vintage photos.I have lots of vintage family photos, but vintage nature shots seemed the way to go, so I went online and found some awesome overlays at Sausan Designs that gave my modern images just the effect I was looking for.Long-stitch binding is the perfect (and easy) way to turn an old book into a new (vintage) journal. It’s true that an old book was destroyed, ummmmm, repurposed for this project, but I promise that the pages will go to a good home or another project.In the spirit of vintage (and because who didn’t look better 18 years ago), I chose this photo of myself from 1990 for the first page.I’m not sure which excites me more, the photo overlays or the bleached pages.