Friday, December 26, 2014
I really enjoyed making these little handmade journals to add to my sketch journal travel pack. I had so much fun making them. I love to sew books and this is a type of a 4 needle coptic stitch that I did. I would show you the simple stitch but I think where I learned it from is copyright protected. But there are many ways to sew a book in a coptic stitch where you journal will lay flat.
I used paper that I had in my stash that I sprayed with my many stencils and Adirondack spray inks. I even did some lettering on them. It was fun!
Happy New Year!!
# Liz Steel, #Kilimamjaro
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
So very honored that the Art to the 5th gals have chosen me to be the December Artist of the month! It has been such a wonderful journaling year with the Documented Life Project
and I am looking forward to next year---which will be here soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This little painting was part of a larger painting that I did that didn't work on a larger scale and I cropped this part out. I think it worked better after the crop. I put a Photoshop filter on it to make it look----cooler.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
This week's challenge was to trace a hand. So this is my hand with lots of calligraphic "hands" on it. FYI--different styles of calligraphy are called "hands" not fonts. Only computers have fonts.
This journal is really getting chunky and I want it to make it till the end--which is drawing close!