Anyway, the pages that came before mine were playful and full of stylized flowers, but all I saw were the circles. Here is my two page spread, followed by the individual pages.
Using Marita's color scheme of purple, burnt orange and cream, I sprayed, I inked, I stenciled. I added light modeling paste through one of the stencils, I added some purple netting in spots, punched circles from scraps, even used some circular rub ons. Then I went for the circle stamps, and used black archival ink with those. The last thing I did was add some of those little people stencils, because I just love the way they look "standing" on circles. Oh, and I did a little bit of writing with one of my new favorite toys, the parallel pen. That is calligraphy pen that uses india ink cartridges, and it can make anyone's handwriting look good.
Because of the varying widths of the pages, we have the opportunity to add edging that often can be seen from behind other pages or with the edges of other pages behind them. So we really have to think about how the edges look coming and going. Here's what I did:
I used metal rimmed paper labels, cut them in half, colored them, embossed them and punched tiny holes in them.
I have another AE journal in the wings, along with three asian journals I received yesterday. You know what I'll be doing tomorrow!