I'm happy to report that my newspaper journal from the last class with Dyan has been rescued by the lovely Janet and lovingly retrieved by my hubby Jack. So now that I have some pix to share... here we go...
Well, obviously, the class was about making a journal out of newspaper... without revealing all of Dyan's techniques, let's just say there was a lot of gluing involved... Once we got all the pages created, we gave them a coating to give them extra stability and then learned some painting techniques. Here are all the newspaper pages all lined up.
The page that is on top was the only page we actually did some journaling on. But Dyan is tricky! We were all given a stack of collage images to choose from and everyone had to choose ONE image that would fit on their page... here's the tricky part... then we had to trade images with our neighbor, and then trade AGAIN with the person sitting across from us!
Personally, I thought it was great, but I think some may have been very attached to the images they chose. Of course, Dyan was trying to make a point that it doesn't *matter* what image you use... you can still create a great journal page - just journal around the image you glue down. Dyan showed us how to do some easy lettering for the "art" word.
We also created some pages from manila card stock to add into our journal, using the new Dylusions ink sprays and stencils. We used two different 6 x 12 pieces and then tore them in half to fit the size of the journal, so after the tearing we had 4 pages to insert.
And here are all the pages together, all lined up and ready to be hole-punched and bound with some rings. The great part is, I can keep creating pages to add - all I need is a newspaper!
Now... I guess with all these awesome journals, and some basic instruction in art journaling from the master herself... I've run out of reasons NOT to really begin art journaling! Stay tuned....
Thanks for sharing in the Dylusional adventure - it was one I'll never forget! See you soon!