Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Journaling The Garden Week 2
With a journal selected and pages prepped,
I am ready to begin recording my unique
To jump-start my creativity, I made a list of
seasonal subjects to help narrow my focus.
Below is a list of prompts I brainstormed...
-weather: snow, ice, snowflakes, cold temperatures,
- foliage: leafless trees, bare branches, decaying leaves,
pinecones, evergreens, holly, winter berries, poinsettia,
- wildlife: deer, seasonal birds (junos, red-bellied
woodpecker, bluejays, cardinals, house finches, starlings,
canadian geese, goldfinches, downy woodpecker,
tufted tit-mouse), possum
- colors: To help identify a winter color palette,
I made a trip to the hardware store to gather paint
swatches, seen in the image at the top.
I also found various texture swatches that were interesting
and could be another good background alternative.
These swatches were made with paint and coarse colored
bits of sand.
These texture swatches are created using a colored
venetian plaster applied in varying directions.
I also stopped by my local craft store to look for
stencils or other products, such as die-cut scrapbook
papers, that could be used as a stencil.
This is a Martha Stewart brand, felt ribbon cut in the
shape of snowflakes. PERFECT! to use for my first
After consulting the color swatches, I picked an
appropriate acrylic paint and use the Snowflake
felt ribbon to make a wintery background on the
first page spread.
Then to add that extra little sparkle, spritzed
the page with hairspray, as a glue alternative,
and while wet dusted iridescent glitter.
Now it looks like a Winter Wonderland!