Monday, 21 July 2008

Tape It - pages 5 and 6

These pages aren't complete, but I thought I'd show you the first steps. I've caught up now and am awaiting Sarah's instructions of what to put on the pages.
First the page was prepared with print, gesso and journalling. Then we stuck tape all over; foil tape, insulation tape, masking tape and sticking plaster. Everything then had to be sanded - you might be able to see I've done the right hand page.Next, dry gesso, followed by paint.
And finally sand it all again. The foil tape shows through quite nicely after the sanding.

I'm aiming to work on this on alternate days so I can do a challenge or two in between.

12 comments:

cmoh said...

oh I love how you taped and the green color you selected...it looks like sea grass...I love it!

Jaqi said...

Oh my whats going on here? its really got my attention, and i can see how you are just loving this linda, you will have to put all the pages on a slideshow when its done so we get the true idea of the book, keep going its great, Jaqi x

Jacky said...

Super Duper !!!! Linda you are making the most beautiful journal. What a great challenge!

Your pages are "magnifique" Linda. I love your backgrounds and doodling.

Back again soon to see what you've been up to (I've got more work to do on my inchies page and have just finished my soul armour page!).

So glad you joined in... your journal is going to be amazing.

Mary S Hunt said...

I do like everything about this project Linda
the exercises alone are very helpful, but visiting everyone else's blog and seeing the lovely work there is such a pleasure too.

I see you found the "ART" in the cut out exercise...i didn't see it until Sarah mentioned it...
sometimes i am so asleep at the wheel...

Your pages are turning out wonderful too!!!!!!
well everyone's are
:-)

Christy said...

Your tape and paint combined looks a bit like weathered copper. It's gorgeous.

Mam said...

This looks like a beautiful effect.
Nancy

LazyKay said...

Wow, that's a labour of love - literally. Can't wait to see what's next.

xxxxxxx

Altered Art Freak said...

I agree about the green, it's just lovely and weathered looking. Thanks for your comments on my blog, I have something there for you so take a close look next time your there ;)
http://alteredeverythingandmore.blogspot.com/

Dot said...

Very effective!

VirginiaW said...

WOW!!! Love your tape pages..Love the green...Your journal is going to be amazing..

PatchworkGirl said...

Thankyou for your comment. I wasn't expecting so much feedback in one night! Yeah I love her stamps! I wish I had enough money to buy them! I was looking at your site for ages yesterday before I made an account. I absolutely loved the knight of armor!
Dirty Dancing is great and even thought my boyfriend said he hated it I knew he secretly loved it. He kept asking what was going on cause he'd missed the begining lmao! xxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

I am enjoying this process of your journal. What amazing ideas you girls come up with.