Monday, February 28, 2011

Another Artistic Evolution

My latest collaborative art journal project, The Artistic Evolution is under way, and I've been working on pages for Ali.  She included a  color guide with her book, so though I could do anything, my first page was to be done with dark red, purple, mustard, and olive.  The second (facing) page would be dark red, mustard, olive and turquoise.  An interesting idea.  Each page dropped one color and added a new one.  By the time her book is complete, Ali will have the entire rainbow, but each page will evolve gradually and beautifully into the next.

If you need reminding, this journal is made up of pages of different sizes so that you can see bits of them behind one another.  Click here to see my original post on this project.

There is only a bit of paper on my pages.  I mainly used fabric, ribbon, trimmings, netting, and some beads.  Here are the two pages as they will appear in the book (I haven't glued them in yet):


Page one:


Basically, I covered a piece of  cardstock with mustard colored fabric, then added strips of other fabrics, a bit of purple netting and tacked them down with some machine stitching.  The tag and ATC were done on a recent weekend art retreat (which I have yet to blog about....coming soon!), and they just so happened to be the right colors to use here.  Don't you love when that happens?

Page two:



This page started with the same mustard colored fabric.  Then roughly cut squares of dark red and turquoise, a bit of 7 Gypsies paper on the left, a strip of Japanese fabric down the middle, and then the whole thing covered with olive netting.   More machine stitching and some beads on the right edge, and another ATC from the retreat.

My next journal to work in will be Elena's, but I won't be getting that in the mail.  I'll be picking it up in person NEXT WEEK when I fly to Key Largo (well, I'll actually be flying to Miami if you want to be technical) for our second annual Keys4Art.....six days of wonderful art, fabulous friends, great food, and more than a few excellent mojitos.  Click here for the first of several posts I did last year.

18 comments:

Alicia said...

OH SO pretty Eileen!!! *Hugs*

Elena said...

Beautiful work Eileen!!! Absolutely stunning! Ali will love it!

See you Tuesday!!! Woo HOO!

Dorothy said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Gorgeous!

Tammy D said...

Very pretty. Love page 2!

Vic said...

Gorgeous pages! Have fun in the sun!!

Lori said...

Beautiful pages! What a creative way to use color on each page, Lord knows I never would have thought of that theme. Great way to use fabric, adds so much texture! And hey, didn't you just get back??? lol!

Diann said...

Fantastic ART pages! How great that you receive Elena's journal in person....I remember how much fun you all had last year...hope its even more fun this year if that is possible! Diann

lee said...

oooh I cant wait to do my next one of these,Alis book is going to be beautiful! Great work!

jonaks said...

gorgeous as always!!!

craftyM said...

Beautiful Eileen! REALLY lovin' that purple one! WOWZA!!!
Marita

Helen said...

Another trip, lol?! Oh to have your life... Love this journal, stunning work!

Candy C said...

Hey there you jetsetter! Very nice work...colorful and fun!

Elaine Akers said...

Love your newest pages Eileen. Great use of fabric.

Patzee said...

What a rich and textural journal--the color scheme is very clever! Love your use of fabric and treasures to present such saturated colors.

Debby said...

Beautiful pages. Love the effect of the fabrics. Have fun in Key Largo! So jealous since spring is so hard to wait for around here in the midwest!

Inge Bekaert said...

Hello Eileen,

what a colorful pages !! I love the netting you used : very nice to see it when I enlarged the photos to take a closer look.
I bet the pages are very tactile too now with the fabrics and the netting :)

You are all so busy on the pages !!! I didn't get any instructions yet from Valerie for the journal I have to work in.

There is a lot of buzzing going on on the AE group : everyone seems to get very excited for the coming retreat !!!
I understand... I really do :)
I know I will be able to enjoy your days together on your blog :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Awesome pages Eileen...I'm so glad you're back home so we get to see your ART more often!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL pages, Eileen !!