journals ~ finished!

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hi there ho there folks!

so… here’s what i’ve been doing in a few minutes here and there.  it’s been so hectic preparing to retire, cleaning out my office… cleaning out my clothes closet!  {casual clothes here i come!!}  but i also have lots of papers, and folders, and stuff too.  now i have to find homes for it… at home!

anywho, today’s post features some newly finished {just this morning!} of mixed media journals, made from purchased composition journals, found at an office supply store {or many other kinds of ‘big box’ stores}.  

the front and the back have been layered with a base of a gelli printed paper.  then further layered with washi tape, stamping, doodling, and other motifs, cut from the gelli printed paper itself.  in the journal shown below, i also added a flower… this is a special “inheritance” from some supplies i received from the family of katie twedt. {my former high school art teacher who passed away this spring}.  i believe the “writing” stamp is by dina wakley, and this “create with abandon” phrase always ~ reminds me of katie. 

one of my hopes when i retired, was to spend days with her making art.  that didn’t happen.  the lesson?  {you know what’s coming, dontcha?}  

don’t.
wait.

the backside of the journal above it

the backside

the backside

some of the motifs are made from thermofax screens, this one above features a darling flower from terri stegmiller.  one of the things i’m glad i didn’t wait for.  cuz many times, they don’t make them for long… and i really enJoy turning to these pieces now, to put on the journals.  the flower was printed onto wax ‘deli’ paper, and i love how it melds into the background, so easy to decopauge.

i have listed six NEW journals in the etsy shop!  

have a great weekend!
xo
les

Comments 7

  1. fantastic pages Leslie, I know you will spend your days making whatever you decide to make. You will live the life you were meant to. xox

  2. I know you're excited to begin the next phase at home. You know I love it!

    Don't wait is always good advice.

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