It's aaaaaaaaages since I took a class so I was really excited. I love little books and have been really keen to get journaling in some, but for some reason I find it really hard. I can happily journal on small tags, or decorate tiny squares or envelopes, but adding paint to small pages throws me! I LoVe the colours Kate uses on her pages, well, everything about them to be honest! They're always STuNNiNG!
I'm usually a baby wipe girl, slapping the paint on my page; Kate had us paint with a paintbrush over gessoed pages. I HaTe gesso! And probably for the same reason most people like it - I don't like things to move once I've put the paint down, and I know how paint etc is going to behave on paper, gesso makes it behave differently.
I do LoVe the pages I made on the day though, and as well as learning a different way of adding the paint to the page I challenged myself to work in a different way.
It was also great to meet people from blogland,
and not forgetting those without blogs, and to share in Sheila's
birthday cake :)
I've worked on a couple more pages since the workshop - thanks so much for the inspiration, and for a great workshop Kate! I'm getting there I think, although I still don't get the nice, distinct areas of colour like you do ;)
unfinished; meant to try NoT working across a double paged spread in class
and forgot, so had a go here
no gesso; bit busy this page; little tag book in bottom RH corner
is covering up a picture I added last night and didn't like!