no pressure…


“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”  ~Salvador Dali~

My husband is always saying to me, “perfection is an illusion.”  I tend to be a perfectionist about some things.  Some…

I have been making books based on Teesha Moore’s Amazing 16 page Journal.  Her ” how to”  videos are available on You Tube.  The journal is made from one sheet of  22 x 30 inch paper.  I used Stonehenge print making sheets for mine.  I painted the big sheet first before tearing it down into pages.  I used Dick Blick Matte Acrylic Paint.  It’s my new favorite craft paint and comes in so many colors.  The torn edges are kind of rough from tearing the paper using a big metal ruler.  I can leave them as they are or use a stamp pad along the edge.  I found that I can also blend  an oil pastel along the edge of the page as well.

This is the first book I made.  It was my practice book.  The finished books measure 8 x 10 inches.  I plan to do a lot of collage:


…one inside spread:


I added some Washi tape along the spine of this book:


…one inside spread:


The third book is best, I think:


one inside spread:


I also finished my next set in my 4×4 series.  These number 49-52:





sketchbook snippets….I didn’t make the first picture…It was my inspiration for the ink and brush drawing:



I wish I knew the secret for drawing hair 🙂

Have a good weekend!

7 thoughts on “no pressure…

  1. lee March 7, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    oh such lush colors and I to have made that booklet, love it


    • Mary March 9, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you Lee…I appreciate your comments 🙂


  2. Mariza March 8, 2014 / 9:13 am

    I love all the things you’ve been posting lately, all the colors!! 🙂


    • Mary March 9, 2014 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for coming by Mariza!


  3. Kim Mailhot March 12, 2014 / 8:46 am

    I have made quite a few of those journals along the way. They are such a great substrate for journal playing of all kinds. Looks like yours are off to a great creative start !


    • Mary March 12, 2014 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks Kim…I hope so! 🙂


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