Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Journal for Me

Looking back at the journals I've made, I think I only kept the first one & all of the rest have either been given away as gifts or sold in my shop or as special orders at my "day job". So, I decided to make myself one for my upcoming trip to Rome/Croatia, which is now only 2 1/2 days away. (I don't think it will sink in until I board the plane on Saturday, that I'm actually going to Rome.) :)

So here she is.......................... (I'm really happy with her)

© 2009 Tracy Borders

I just LOVE the textures that you can get with modeling paste & fortunately, with this design, if the paste cracks, as it dries, it totally works with the piece.
This was painted with Golden Acrylics, thank you Lynda & Carol for introducing me to such wonder paint!!

I unfortunately, did not dye the interior fabric. I found this beautifully hand dyed cotton in a quilt store. (This is the first time I've ever included commercial fabric in one of my pieces & I kind of felt dirty for doing it, but I figured I wasn't marketing it as MY work, trying to sell it to anyone & I thought it fit nicely with the piece.)

Ok, so the interior signatures, I couldn't decide between dragonflies & squiggles, so I figured, what the heck, this journal is staying with me, do both :)

On another note, I was very happy to see that my "Green Woven Squiggles" that I donated for Fiberart For a Cause sold the first day!! Thank you, Heather for "bidding" on it & donating to a very important cause!! (Heather, I sent you an email requesting your address, so should it go into spam & you don't see it & you happen to read this post, please email me your address) :)
(You still have time to "purchase" wonderful collages at Collage Mania 2009, for the next two days, so go check it out!!)