Thursday, March 25, 2010

Backgrounds for new journal



I have been in a background mood recently and I have painted some backgrounds to go into this journal. But actually I think I will have to make another cover a la Remains of the Day journal because my pages turned out way too wide for the hard cover book I prepared. I spray painted the back of these so they would be two sided for the journal. I have not bound the journal yet because I have been waiting for my toy and it came in yesterday-it's THIS! I am so excited I am about to jump out of my skin. I just love distressed edges and finally there is a machine that will do it. It's like this--on steroids!!! It is simple and sounds loud and dangerous and works SO great! I will put up some more backgrounds tomorrow. I love to do backgrounds.

17 comments:

Mary said...

These pages are beautiful, and what a cool journal that will be.

That tool is amazing, I cannot wait I tell you, to see what you do with it!!!

I am acquiring quite a long list of wanted supplies!!!

It was a treat to see your profile picture on my sidebar this morning. :)

Janie Husband said...

just gorgeous.....i need to do some spring colors on something....i am stuck in a "brown" rut....again Martha, these are beautiful..

Buffy said...

These backgrounds are gorgeous,too pretty to do anything else to them! And that new toy looks like fun,I'm putting it on my wish list. I use the little distressing tool by Tim Holtz now.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous Journal backgrounds Martha- you could frame them as stand alone art as well!!!! Love your color ways!!!

linda said...

Beautiful pages! I agree it's fun to just play around and make backgrounds...but your writing is so lovely, these could be finished pages themselves! Have fun!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Beautiful pages, Martha! Great info too :) Go girl!

jgr said...

Hi Martha,
Thank you for being my latest 'follower'! Your background pages are gorgeous and I am very eager to see the next step with your new toy.

CelticWoman said...

Martha beautiful new journal, love those colors. Hugs

margie Phillips said...

Martha,

I love your new pages! Just wish I could just sit in your studio and watch you create - what a thrill that would be.

Thank you for sharing your art with us.

I am loving your online class.

Gina Lee Kim said...

Lovely backgrounds! And I recognize some of the foam stamps you used here and there.

Jancalligrapher said...

Martha, these are so great, I love them. Beautiful colors and lettering

Jennifer DeDonato said...

These are so great! I love the colors.

Sue K said...

Love your backgrounds Martha! They have an oriental look to them. Pretty colors too!!!

Createology said...

Your backgrounds are beautiful and it is easy to see the satisfaction you get from doing them. Thank you for sharing the distressing tools. Happy creating...

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

inspiring, as always!

you are a wonderfully talented artist, martha!

ciao bella...
thanks for sharing....

carmelina

Vanilla said...

Hi Martha,
I took the liberty of posting today about your blog (giving you the credit, of course) since I love your art journaling work.
Thanks for sharing.

Vanilla
www.vanillababies.blogspot.com

Ali Manning said...

Your backgrounds are so inspiring!

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