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.


Mary S Hunt said...

just lovely!

Fannie said...

Great idea, Cheryl! I like to use maps in my travel journals.

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Maggie R said...

I love what you did with this page, Well done, Thanks for sharing,

quiltcrazygal said...

Scrappy Cat,

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KathrynAntyr said...

I have both of those books. Aren't they so inspiring! I too love maps. Great page!

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LaY hOoN said...

This is such a beautiful page.

I find your link from Soul Journal Halloween Blog Party.

Happy Halloween !

Anne said...

Love the background and the layout. Maps are such fun! Wooo-hooo!