Sunday, September 28, 2008
I Love Maps (and I always have)
I was reading The Decorated Journal by Gwen Diehn last night, and something inspired me to do a journal page about my love of maps. I had done the background for this spread several weeks ago without any idea of what I would put on it. The background was inspired by The Decorated Page, also by Gwen Diehn. I put acrylic paint on plastic needlepoint canvas and put the canvas on the page while the paint was wet. Then I added a wash of color after that was dry. And that seemed like the perfect background for a spread about maps.
As far as the two books I mentioned, I got The Decorated Page from our local library, and requested The Decorated Journal through inter-library loan. Both books have a few good ideas in them, but probably not enough for me to buy them for my personal library. I am going to do this more often, since I have too many books I don't use already.