That’s this week’s theme at Sunday Postcard Art…
I’ve been doing a lot of paper collaging in my art journals lately and feeling the need to reconnect with fabric, thread and my sewing machine. Yet, I used a scrapbook paper base on vilene (it had a branch and a birdie on it, which gave me the initial theme idea…), added a blue felt owl, which I padded a little as I was stitching him to the base.
I cut the little bird out, made a small “ruffled” nest for it from a scrap piece of lining fabric, stitched that on and added a recycled fabric leaf. I only sew enough of these to attach them – gives them more dimension! I stuck birdie on with a few glue dots and then couched wool as a border. I feel better now!!
The art journalling is really therapeutic. I am following templates, sticking torn and cut papers down, making shapes, finding focal images and exploring the fun side of it. It’s interesting how much mess you can make with paper and a glue stick!! Having said that, I disliked the inside cover of my little journal enough to get out the paints and a sponge and play with punchinella. It’s much more grunged now and I’m a lot happier!
I covered about 8 or 9 pages yesterday evening and started thinking about journals I will make where I focus on a colour or a theme; fabric journals; mixed media journals; a black and white journal… fascinating! I am starting to explore my penmanship too, because I am a scrawler – always in a hurry to write things down!
If you want to see any of these pages, check out my Flickr photostream which is where I add them, when I’m not blogging them! This is also where I get my mini cards made from – Moo.com use my Flickr images to create little tiny business cards… so cool! It’s like having a miniature portfolio and when I can afford to, I shall have postcards made aswell, so I can send them to friends!! 🙂