|This is a pic of the finished piece.|
|I started with the logo from the center.|
|I thought a hand print would be fun and represent the hand made items.|
|I created word clouds using Wordle , taking text from the Centers web site itself and made transparencies in Photoshop of these and the hand prints.|
|I then layered them over a background of various textures and colors with lots of lovely clouds.|
And added the title.
I fused a layer of organza just as I do with all my journals, it gives a nice effect of shimmer and softening of images.
After the organza I did some machine thread work over the title and logo along with the usual swirls that are so fun to do.
The base fabric I used was a canvas so it was very easy to fray the edges and then paint them.
A second layer of paint with a touch of metallic give the edge a bright finish.
A pic of the inside finished journal.
The finished front cover.
The journal was well received at the center which is always wonderful but the best part was the actual work. I got to try new things, solve various problems and spent far more time on it than I should have when I have so much else to do. But we all do that don't we when we're enjoying ourselves, :))