Monday, January 14, 2013

Let's Face It....

You'd think I'd be tired of collaborative journals by now.  Nah!  So when Gloria, list mom of Kindred Souls, offered one, I jumped right in.  It's a nice sized group that signed up; there are ten of us, so I don't think this one will take a year to return home.

I selected faces as my theme, and used my Cinch, some book covers, and good quality watercolor paper to construct the book.  I used the largest coil so there would be plenty of wiggle room for pages made thick with embellishments. 

The cover:



 
The inside front cover introduces the participating artists:

 
My page:

 
I don't know who gave me the image, but I do know where I got it.....last year's Keys4Art retreat.  We'd all brought lots of faces to use in our workshop with Lynne Perrella, and shared our extras.  I love her face and have used it in several projects.  It is a black and white copy which I colored with my Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, and then decorated with metallic paint and stencils, stamps, rub-ons, and some bling.  You can't see much of the background, but it is made of many layers of paint and stenciling, and some french script from a stamp.
 
The back could be kept simple, and mine is:

 
For the back cover, I tore up some patterned tissue paper and applied it with Ranger's Glue N Seal Glossy.  I then took a set of face stamps I've had for ages (from I Brake For Stamps) and using archival ink, stamped them on plain tissue.  The were cut out and collaged onto the patterned tissue, again with the Glue N Seal.

 
We have a February 1 launch date, but since I'm mailing to Canada, I'll be getting this out soon.  Everyone has selected different and interesting themes, and I can't wait to get my first book to work in.


16 comments:

Isolina Perez said...

Wow what a wonderful idea, love, love your covers and your page. Beautiful!!! How does one participate?

Carol Sweeney said...

Fabulous! All is amazing! can't wait to see it up close

Bearcrazyman said...

Gald to be playing along. Love the list of players in the cover.
I may mave to lift that idea.

Bearcrazyman said...

Glad that is.... LOL

Monica said...

Terrific book Eileen and the back cover is so interesting.

Patzee said...

Love the square format, list of participants and your first pages. Heck, the covers ain't bad either. One never tires of a round robin when the theme is intriguing. Your theme is fabulous.

Claudine C. said...

Wonderful book Eileen

Elena said...

I know that face!! Beautif book Eileen.

Debby said...

Cool journal! I love that paste Wendy has now.

craftyM said...

Love your theme! Faces would be fun fun fun!!!! Would love to see it when it comes home, so hope you will put it on your blog so we can see all the returned faces! Nice job .... especially love your first page!
Marita

teri said...

Lovely!

Ally White Cat said...

Your art is so brilliant and wonderful.Thank you so much for sharing.
susan s

Lori said...

Looks like a wonderful round robin..and you've done a fabulous job thus far with yours! Of course! lol

Marjie Kemper said...

Great pages, Eileen! I especially love the one with the text and faces.

Carol said...

Your covers and page are wonderful! Your theme is excellent, so I hope you put all pages on your blog eventually.

Mary-Beth said...

Your pictures do NOT do this journal justice!!! It's gorgeous and so very rich in colour and texture. Hope I'm up to the challenge!! lol