samedi 14 janvier 2017

The Empowerment Zine

I must start off with an apology to Katie: I keep using neon watercolours that don't show up on her scanner, so she has to re-photograph my spreads each time. Sorry Katie! Everyone else, welcome to the Empowerment zine that the Zine Squad made for Judith. Julia, Katie and I enlisted the help of Sarah for this zine and the theme was empowerment because Judith was going through a rough patch last year.

In the photo above, my page is on the right. I cut out a circle and collaged some tissue paper around the hole.

I drew a flaming heart on some Dura-lar and I used packing tape to stick in the middle of the hole so it looks like it's floating.

This is probably one of my favourite spreads ever. Thank you Beyoncé.

And in the images above, my page is on the left, next to a page by Sarah. I love the message from this zine and it makes all of us happy that Judith loved it! Please take a moment to check out everyone's pages :)

vendredi 13 janvier 2017

Get Messy Season of Gifts || 06

Well, here goes, my last post for the Season of Gifts! I just loved this Season, it felt good to change my approach and use fabric and my sewing machine. For my final spread, I decided to use some of the amazing Christmas cards and letters that I was lucky enough to receive.

There are Christmas cards, postcards, letters, tags and lots of stamps in this spread.

How incredible do these look all collaged together?

That glassine pocket holds a tiny booklet made by my friend Kelley.

Some of my personal symbols found their way on this page: the butterfly.

The Moon.


The other spread I'd like to share is the one I made for my tutorial. It is in my huge A3.

I loved making all these faces. I hope you also enjoyed the tutorial.

Next week I will share my bound journal. It will be the last post for the 2016 CT!

I am grateful to be included in the 2017 CT. We are already working hard to bring you inspiration and creativity!


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jeudi 12 janvier 2017

Down Under Travel journal flipthrough

Here is a flipthrough of my travel journal for Australia! Enjoy:


mercredi 11 janvier 2017

Color Blast | My Grey Matter

Last year, a few of us got together and formed a journaling circle. We each picked a colour and made a few pages in our journal before sending it out to the next person. We each got to work in different coloured journals and we ended up with everyone's art in our own. We called it Color Chaos (you can read all about it by clicking on the project name on the sidebar of my blog). 

We had so much fun that we decided to carry on with this project. Some of us are returning, some artists are new. In the circle are Julia, Lauren Brown, Riet, Sarah, Lauren Blood and Moriah. We are calling the 2017 project Color Blast. Last time, my color was gold. This year it is grey.

Here is a look at the base for Grey Matter, before it went off on its journey. This journal is handmade with mixed media paper.

I like to start with an inventory of my color.

Most pages I kept blank or with minimal elements.

I want these elements to be a starting point for the others.

This spread was made during the airpocalypse we had here in Beijing.

Had to put a good skull inkblot in here...and Frida.

And Frida again. 

Some washi tape that can be taken off it the person isn't inspired by it.

Last time, Katie had a color swatch page like this in her journal, which I love so I am borrowing her idea. I also like the idea of having everyone's signature.

And some Grey's Anatomy on the back cover (heh heh).

And there you have it. Grey Matter is already on its way to the next recipient and I am excited to receive my first color journal :) Please take a minute to check out everyone's journals by clicking their names in this post.

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