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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Journal Soup 2 - Pg 1

Kate Crane has a new online class.  If you aren't acquainted with her work, go over to The KathrynWheel and see what she offers.  I had already taken Journal Soup 1 with her and learned so much about laying down color on my art journal pages.  I like painting with my fingers (well, I use brushes, too ") and was pleased to see that she used her fingers in that first class, too.  For this class, Kate uses the color wheel to give an idea of complimentary colors and those that contrast.  Laying down color and blending it with other complimentary colors is really a great lesson to learn in getting beautiful, vibrant pages.  I love the process of layering on designs and images to create a page.  I've just finished page 1 in this class.  And, of course, I ran into many barriers around here as I tried to work on this page.
Kate used a lego block to create some dots on her page.  So I scoured the grandsons' toy box to grab one........not one lego!  I had small suitcases full of legos around here when the girls we small...........evidently some of the grandsons have taken them to their homes.  Soooo, I found a piece broken off one their sponge bullet launches and used it.  It had an extended piece that looked like an X out on the end.  My little red dots are made with it.  When I loaded it too heavily with paint, it printed out as a circle.  So, I have some circles and some Xs.  ")  Included in this class are downloads of textured surfaces that Kate has photographed.  I used one of the textured surfaces as my fence.  And at the end as I started to print out my sentiment for the page, no ink!  I didn't want to make a trip into town to buy more ink last night, so I hand printed it out on paper and cut it into strips to attach it to the page.  Kate added butterflies to her page at then end.  Since I had written "love" on my house, I added a few hearts with words added.
(Kate also shows a variety of houses to make in this video.)  Come over and join us in this adventure.  The class can be done at your own pace.  It took me two days to go through the first gets hectic around here!  I often have to run up to the local school and grab my two youngest grandsons.  It's easy to pick back up where I've left off and continue the class., don't take my word for it, see Kate's blog today:


  1. Ahhh, wonderful! This is so, so lovely to see :-) The first time I stamped with lego I didn't put enough paint on the lego and I stamped 'lego' backwards on my page haha!! Thanks for joining me on Journal Soup, I love to see the gorgeous art you have created :-) Kate x

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog, Kate. I was digging around in boxes in my room today and found 3 legos! They now reside on my table!!! LOL

  3. Awesome Sharon! It's great to take a class and then immediately start using the techniques that one has learned.

    1. Thank you, Sara. Exactly! I love these online classes.