Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tea Journal

Tea Journal
A little canvas tea journal that I made earlier. I didn't share it sooner because I don't really like how it came out. But since then, I realize how much I've learned from it.

I really enjoyed the process of making this journal all about tea time. Paint, ink writing, machine stitching, stamping, and some paper collage, buttons, hand stitches, paint pens, on heavy canvas.

I picked a pale color palette, so if I were to do this project over, I would choose richer colors and more variety. It's too pale, lacking depth. I also happened to use cheaper, thinner paints. Now, I prefer to mix these with heavier body paints with more pigment. About 4 hours total to create this little book.

Back cover


Anonymous said...

cute cute little book.... we do learn from what we do

michelle allen said...

darling!!! love it.

Anonymous said...

very pretty!

Shelly said...

Was scrolling through your blog and saw your adorable journal! I love it!!! (And I even love the colors too) :)

Aly- Bliss Monkey Studio said...

Thanks Shelly! That was one of my first experiments. Now visual journaling has become a regular part of my life. I'm prepping a travel journal currently for a big trip and plan to share before and after.

Hey, check out your beautiful links. Look forward to viewing your journal work. Thanks for saying hello!