Tuesday, March 5, 2013

FIRST PAGES IN MY NEW HOMEMADE ART JOURNAL

I decided to start the journal with pages showing the two sides of my personality, and writing a poem about each one. This is the " Folk Art " side. As you can see lots of bright primary colors!

I was inspired by Sandra Kaye's pages she did at a recent  "Art Romp" with teachers Teesha & Tracy Moore. Oh what fun they had!


The poem which describes My Folk Art Style.

You can guess I'm sure! My other personality side is "Victorian" .

I used a solid colored piece of paper as my base, then added scrap book scraps plus paper that I painted with a variety of colors. Then painted the profile on cut out pieces of hand painted paper.

The poem page. The Victorian side is featured first in the Journal.

I cut out a bunch of 3 7/8" squares then laid a solid color face down on a print one. Drew a line from one point to the other in the center. Then sewed down 1/4th inch on each side of the line, then cut along the center drawn line making 2 half square triangles.

My finished runner has 5 squares across and 17 down the length., note:  I made about half the squares one piece. I tied on the points with red embroidered thread.  My runner measures  16" wide and 52" long. I will use the runner  part of the time across the top of my Studio File Cabinet and sometimes on the kitchen table.
You Might Enjoy my Precious Cottage Blog to see what else I'm doing: www.preciouscottage.blogspot.com   and www.MarlynneSnareFolkArtist

4 comments:

girlunwinding said...

O look at you go! great artistic expression in your journal pages!
Making a quilt is such a labor of love, isn't it. Wow!
~Dawn

ellen gets crafty said...

I love your journal pages - what a great idea!

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your first pages Marlynne!!!... And the runner you made is gorgeous too!! ~tina

lynn cockrell said...

Marlynne, your journal is so wonderful! I'm glad you shared it and the pretty runner. Many thanks.