Here's the update on the Beaded Journal Project. I've started to put the final touches on them and I hope to take more pictures to show the differences. Some of the differences may be subtle though.
December's page is related to all the snow that we got in December. There were so many beautiful days and there were times when we caught the snow flakes and had a chance to look at them up close!
January is definitely a work in progress. I've actually finished it but I haven't taken any pictures yet. I felted the whole thing and then beaded it. I'd like to credit Kelly from bead art for helping me follow this and for her pointing to Jo Wood
On this picture, I attempted to teach myself perspective and how to make things seem closer and further. More pictures on this soon.
This is the box - a cigar box that I am keeping all the squares in. Think it's time to decorate it!!!
August. It's not finished. Those green lines? Corn.
When we travelled this summer, we saw so much corn and we participated in a gps explorer travel hunt and Kokopelli was the little dude icon/label for the hunt. It was so much fun!
September is circles. I was practicing technique. I beaded over cording with the orange beads and the made circles out of peyote.
Need I say anything? It's the colour of fall. It's the texture of fall. These leaves aren't sequins, I had to punch holes in them. The material is so amazing, I didn't want to hide it! I don't actually like the amount of blank space though. It doesn't seem balanced. Suggestions?
November was playing with paisleys. I love paisleys! I found this cardboard template stuff at the scrapbooking store and bought them to trace around and it was still harder to do then I like. I want to work at this. I have to say that finished project isn't too bad.
One of the things I did was couch cording down on the material.
I am trying to incorporate different techniques that I haven't tried in these pages and I really think that it's a great way to expand my horizons. There's always a comfort zone with our art, it's nice to push it once in awhile.