December is here and I’m SO EXCITED to be sharing with YOU my project ideas for the Holidays. Welcome to Day 4! If you like the project ideas, share them with others who like such things. You are welcome to pin, tweet, share on Facebook, Instagram or wherever you hang out and you can do it right from here :)
I started with the Painterly Christmas Memory Journal Kit 2015. The 9" x 6" water-colored sheets provide the bases for my journal pages. I cut up a couple of the variety fabric pieces and made them into page tabs. They add color and texture. I am also adding bits and pieces of papers and such from my mixed media art stash - these are just papers on which I try things out and the layers evolve organically, such as the big tag above. The bird, the ornament, and the song lyrics are from the 12 Days of Christmas KIt.
Since we all love stories, I want to share one of mine here as it relates to my process of putting this kit together. I have been a scrapbooker for 10 years now. In these years, I have designed and taught workshops for many paper-crafting publications and manufacturers and came across fellow artists and students from whom I learned a lot about life and it's challenges in general as well as it relates to this craft of memory keeping.
Some of Your Challenges (in your words):
- I have health issues. With arthritis or carpal tunnel, holding scissors is painful for me. I could never fussy cut designs out.
- I am not tech savvy. I don't know how to work those fancy electronic die-cutters and cut files.
- These tools are expensive and I don't know if I can fit that in my budget.
- I don't have the time to coordinate all the things to create something artistic.