Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love is a Battlefield

Well, this page looks like a battlefield! I was making a page for my sketchbook journal about the heart, love, science, emotion (all timeless) and ended up with a mess. I used Perfect Paper Adhesive to glue some thinner collaged pages into the sketchbook. The PPA gave the pages a beautiful matte finish (with no tackiness) but I ended up with a disaster. Serious wrinkles. Think elephant butt here. I had to put the book away for a few days to avoid ripping the pages out. I took it out the other day and on a whim, started sanding it and grunging it up. Then I took some blue, black and red china markers and started scribbling all over it. Being silly. Well, guess what? I like it better now than before, even IF I didn't have all those wrinkles. That just goes to prove that sometimes creating on the fly and not thinking too much about it is good for the soul. I think I'll keep those pages in the book.


  1. I love wrinkles!! :)
    This turned out great. Here's to happy accidents!

  2. Glad you didn't rip it out. Best to sit on it for a few days! Next time, you can do this whole process on purpose! I like the how it is a bit jarring with the images and colors. The doodling adds a lot. This works for the title "Battlefield". For the future, using a light colored wash over the entire page adds unity for the right project.


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