I'm back again with the second instalment of my weekend with Eileen Godwin, this time with Sunday's workshop which was all about journalling. I have long wanted to start a journal but not knowing really how to start, so as soon as I saw that Eileen was running a workshop for this on the Sunday I put my name on the list to attend. On Sunday morning I turned up at the Village Hall, and out of 10 of us 8 had as yet unused journals. Eileen gave us a demo of the sort of things she liked to do in her own journal and how to make a splat with distress stains. Next it was our turn, so armed with some distress stains we all got splatting. Below is my first page, after splatting I used a stencil and distress inks. I felt it need a little lift, so went around where the stencil had been with a black distress marker. I then add the stamped words before finally putting some white acrylic paint circles on the page.
My second page I was not very happy with to start with, but it has grown on me. I did consider tearing the page out, but in the end I left it. Again I did the distress stain splats, and a Tim Holtz stencil with which I added some lines with distress ink. I used a Tim Holtz stamp set for the Butterfly's, and with another stencil added some flowers at the bottom.
After doing two pages inside the book, I took a look at my covers these were white but I felt that they would not stay that way long if I continued to get inky fingers. On the Saturday I had really enjoy the technique that Eileen had shown us using acrylic paint bring it down the page in stripes, but leaving white space at the bottom. It was nice, bright and very colourful and would hide any fingerprints, I hope. I also used the same London set that I had used the day before, along with the bitty grunge set. The words I used came from a Wendy Vechi set that was for journalling.
Of course I had to give the back page the same treatment as the front. I used the enamel accents to finish them both off, and as they took some time to dry I had to leave the book out flat.
So while that was drying I had another play with splats, distress inks and some of the new Stamps by Ryn. This is about the same size as the pages in my journal, so I will try and add it at some point.
All too soon my weekend of crafting was at an end, but I had so much fun. It was great to see what everyone else had done during the day, and they were all different. I'm going back next month for the journalling workshop, I can't wait to find out what we'll be doing then.
Thanks for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.