PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Silent Messages-21 Secrets

Love this Silent Messages workshop with Rachel Whetzel in 21 Secrets! I learned about and adore paper clay! Adding it to my permanant supply list! I only bought the smallest package, 4 oz, because I wasn't sure I'd like it. I had enough to make two journal pages, with a tad left over, which I made little discs out of to use on another page. I need a little more practice, but I like my pages, and can't wait to do more.

 This is the beginning stage, and the scanner picked up darker places on the page and lighter. It looks much different in the last stage! :)

I used a thick, heavy paper board, and it still curled some from the dampness of the paper clay, but I think it will flatten out okay. The paper clay was such fun to work with, and it adds a whole new dimension to the page. It takes a while to dry, but it drys very light in weight too.

I also learned how to make a page mean something to me without telling anyone who sees it what's really going on with me on the page, which is great for me, because I tend to hold back sometimes, afraid that someone will see it and know what I meant to be private.

Below are my finished pages. That is, they're finished unless I decide to tweak them a bit more. And I can just hear one of my best friends telling me that I better leave well enough alone! LOL

I'm thinking these would make good journal covers, because of the heaviness of the board that I used.

As I said before, I need some practice, but for my first attempt, I'm pretty happy with these, and they are silent messages to myself.  I'm so glad Rachel taught me how to "go silent" on my pages! Thanks Rachel! :)

1 comment:

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your pages look beautiful! Wow, I love all that texture!