I am participating in the 100 days project on Facebook. During this project, you are challenged to focus on one aspect of your creativity every day for 100 days. I chose the creation of collage pages. This experiment is to see if I can copy and paste the Facebook posts to this blog. Here goes!
the100dayproject2022, Day1, I think my focus will be on paper manipulation. This page is based on momigami, a Japanese folding and oiling technique. I stop short of fully saturating the paper with oil, photograph it (I like the impressionistic look it gives the photo) and then add metallic paint to the creases. This page is from the Oct, 2017 issue of Southern Living Magazine. #100daysofcollagepapers
I recently tried dissolving inks with Citrasolv, a degreasing agent I discovered on You Tube. The artist using the solvent was Froyle Davies, and I have become a big fan of her collage work.
After watching her video. I immediately ordered a small bottle of Citrasolv on Amazon, together with a few empty little spray bottles.
Froyle, along with several other You Tube artists, I learned, dissolves the ink from the pages of National Geographic Magazine. The ink moves and makes bubbly designs.
I didn’t have any Nat Geo’s on hand, so I searched for glossy pages from other publications.
I tried three colorful catalog pages, one from Southern Living and one from glossy South Park Magazine, as well as a local sales circular.
I laid them all out on a plastic trash bag in the garage and gave them a good spritz of Citrasolv. I checked them in 20 minute intervals to see what happened. Basically, they went from wet to dryer to dry. The ink didn’t move.
The Citrasolv did make the garage smell like an orange processing plant!
I have recently formed an addiction to junk journaling videos. I am especially intrigued by those that show journals made from brown paper bags.
I got the idea that a journal made from a standard lunch size paper bag might make a good shopping list/wallet.
The inside needed a note pad, and I added a ruled 3×3” sticky that I “grunged“ with Tim Holtz distress inks.
In fact, most of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz. As for the others, the gold heart is from wrapping paper, the saying is from a magazine, the angel from a catalog, her star is a sticker, the red star is punched from a toothpaste box!
I left the bag open, and the top makes a pocket for credit cards, coupons and/or cash.
I trimmed it with Dollar Tree lace.
A pen was supposed to tuck in here, but it kept “the wallet” from closing neatly.
So, I tucked the pen, from Amazon, under the tie on the front. The baker’s twine is from Dollar Tree. The pen clip helps hold the wallet shut. Ta Da!