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!!)


Michelle said...

absolutely stunning! you will be the talk of Rome!!

jan said...

Really beautiful journal, I love the colours. Hope you have a fantastic trip!

Sherry said...

This is one of my favorites yet. They are all gorgeous, but this one just took my breath. Love the color and texture. Enjoy your trip and be safe.

Brenda said...

What a stunning journal. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful trip.

JannArt said...

Your journal is gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful trip.

Karen said...

Wow awesome journal I love it. Have a good trip I hope it turns out to be everything and more for you.

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful!!! you will be getting orders on the Plane!!!!!
Have a wonderful trip and be safe!! cant wait to see pictures!!

Grace said...

Wow...beautiful texture on the front cover. How in the world do you get such even zig-zag stitching along the edges though...It's still a work in progress for me.

Jacq said...

Hi Tracy. I'm just stopping by to say hi and hope things are going well with you. I'm sure you are loving the weather. Jacq