Sunday, February 23, 2014

Houston, We Have A Problem...

Ok, ok... it's nowhere near a rocket ship catastrophe, but I did have a problem.  I was working on the cover of my latest journal.  The journal decided that it would have "A Journey" on the front.  I didn't decide that, the journal did.  Usually I manage to leave enough space for my lettering, but I guess I'm out of practice.  I *could* have just painted over my mistake, but immediately an idea came to mind that just could not be put away.  The journal decided that it needed a tab to open.  I don't know why.  Suddenly it just did.
So I cut a tab using the two circles of some kind of pressed board ornament thing from Michaels.  And of course I couldn't be bothered to use one of the several saws we own.  I used a steak knife.  I probably wouldn't recommend that if you have other options, but it worked fine.
Now it's glued, clamped, and drying.  I'll be gluing the larger (back) part to the inside front cover of the journal.  We'll see how it turns out soon!
While that's drying, let me introduce you to my latest favorite thing.  WIDE Copic markers that were on sale at Michaels.  I would like to have all the rainbow now please.
 Happy, happy, happy...
Until next time!


  1. Your pages are amazing and your art closet is perfect. What a wonderful place to make art.
    Have a happy day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Ooh, those look fun. I don't have any Copics, since I still have oodles of Prismacolor markers leftover from my landscape design days. Those are finally starting to dry out though, so I should have a legitimate excuse to replace them soon. I don't even know what Prismacolors contain, and it doesn't say anywhere on the marker, but I'm assuming Copic markers have similar attributes?

  3. Clever girl! And those wide copics do look wonderful!

  4. You make the best art journals, girlfriend. Love the tab idea, perfect!