Monday, August 27, 2012

Out of the Journal- Week Four

Close up of bee image!

So, here it is, week four of the 'Out of the Journal' challenge on Dina's blog. I panicked, because I had been packing for a weekend away with my hubby and didn't get a chance to do anything but lay down a layer of paint on my canvas. Which wasn't even dry by the time we had everything in the car and were on our way. What to do? All I had with me was my trusty moleskin, some collage images, gesso, adhesive and a few markers. I decided to use the back of my journal for the canvas- I slapped down some paper with text and a strip of images with bees, moths, etc. and then scribbled over it with my enitire collection of Copics (five in all!). I had bought a few last year in my favorite colors, and then never really knew what to do with them. I drew in the image of the man with my black Copic (not easy- that brush end is all woggly, and the other end was too wide) because my permanent black fine tip was rebelling on me and refused to work. The image is based on the flying man image I used on the front here-
All in all, I think it came out fine, and I was proud of myself for throwing something together just using what I had available. Please be sure to check out everybody's else work here. 


  1. love your colorful and beautiful creations laura. beautiful composition and details.
    Lovely greet

  2. I think you did an exceptional job, considering your limited supplies Laura. Love the quirky umbrella handle!Looks like he got caught in a windstorm!

  3. This colourful cover is gorgeous! You did really well, especially considering the limited supplies you had with you. Your drawn man's face is fab :)

  4. This is beautiful- so vibrant! Love that you MacGyvered it and made what you had work. Opps, I am showing my age with the MacGyver reference...

  5. wow Laura - this is fabulous! I can't believe you did the background with Copics - I only have a few more than you do and pretty much haven't figured out how to use them yet. This looks amazing and I love the man in black - awesome job!

  6. Magnificent colorful cover, really amazing!


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