Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Mermaid Journals (in progress) For Art Fest in October
I will be exhibiting in Historic Norcross Art Festival this fall (My first Art Festival) and decided to make some pretty journals to add to my display. They will all have blank acid free paper inside but the outsides will be covered in detailed original images by me. I am going to pour a 2 part resin on top of the image once I finish to preserve the covers forever. These are going to be really pretty I'm excited. I love keeping a journal myself but never thought to actually design the covers of those beautifully bound Strathmore journals. I will put some in my Etsy shop soon. These are a few photos of the progress so far. The nice thing is that with the two part resin protecting the image I am going to be able to embellish these like crazy with beads and all sorts of fun things. The resin I use is so thick it will hold anything down for life. I also like to put a beveled rim of puff paint around the image which helps to keep the resin inside the rim. That way it won't drip off onto the pages. I'll keep you posted on the finished product of the first two which happen to be Mermaids(O: I guess I still have the beach on my mind!