LOL. Sorry, could not resist a "Cowgirl" pun.
And it has been hard to get "back in the saddle" of everyday life. With all of the June Paper Cowgirl put to rest and then the Fab 4th (which was a "blast"...LOL, pun intended). Well, now here we are, back to the hum drum of everyday routine, hence, back in the saddle again.
I've not had anytime to work on anything new, so I thought I would show you what I taught at PC.
I'd been playing with journaling. And since I taught a hand-writing class at Paper Cowgirl, I threw a "little journaling" in, so students could use their new found penmanship skills. I still have much progress to make, but I like the start.
I loved the idea of using an old book (Reader's Digest Condensed - cheap! and usually plentiful). Gluing a few pages together and gessoing over the text is a good way to start. But then I found, I liked the page better without the gesso. (Click on any page to see larger).
This page was fun to do, and I loved the quote. I did a packing tape transfer (the chart). The page is simply dry-brushed with an acrylic, dried and then I used Prisma Color Pencil on top of acrylic and hand-writing. And for the little colored details and the nest in her hair.
This page was basically the same thing. I love the printed page showing throw just a little bit. And I love Emerson...love this quote, sounds like an "enchanted forest" to me.
On this page, again, a light acrylic paint, dry brush, and then, stamping, gluing down paper bits and doodling. This one incorporates a napkin transfer (one of my fave things to do). Those can be painted over, scribbled over, or stamped over...once dry of course. I hope to experiment more and more and become bolder in the pages that I do. This, is just the beginning. I'll share along the way.
Oh, another reason for that title is this: Tee and I are working on a "mini" Cowgirl. Yep, a special, one day event, to be held on Saturday, October 3rd. Three wonderful new teachers and three new classes, a Beeswax painting, a Stitched Wristlet and a Crown Class. We hope to have the details up on the Paper Cowgirl blog later this week. Or Click on the Cowgirl button above, and like Dorothy's slippers, it will take you to the blog.