Time flies when you’re having fun. I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of our round robin already. 7 of us started in July 08 and are now working on our last books so they can be mailed home. It’s so fun looking forward to receiving a new book each month. This round robin was my first. We chose to go with childrens board books. Sturdy pages and not too many pages. I had a blast working in everyone’s books. Thanks for playing Lori, Dolores, Kara, Kim, Laurel and Sharon.
This is Kara’s book. To make these pages I first pasted down a small square scrapbook page on the left hand page. Then I painted the spread with ochre colored acrylic paint. Once that dried I added a coat of matte gel medium. Before it had a chance to dry I stamped it using a handwritten pattern. Once it was dry I brushed on some burnt umber acrylic paint and wiped it off using a paper towel. You can see the ghosting effect of the handwriting in the 2nd image towards the right of the picture. Once the paint dried I pasted down the image and coated the whole thing with matte gel medium. I don’t usually do that but my image had been printed on glossy stock and I didn’t like the shine so the matte gel helped to block some of the shine. I painted the background of the hidden windows with brown gesso, pasted down the images and highlighted some areas with gold paint. The word elements are rub ons and a vellum phrase.
We’re discussing what type of round robin to do next. I can hardly wait!