Friday, August 8, 2008

Soul Journaling: Day 20

Yesterday’s homework was to make a color photocopy of at least 3 journal pages at your local office supply store. I am lucky enough to have a great laser copier/printer so I have made a bunch of copies.

I frequently make copies of all kinds of things. Artwork, cool fabrics, patterns, etc. I save them and reuse them in other pieces and I also use them for testing out new ideas. For instance, my "houses page" has a blue sky but maybe I thought about changing it to purple or green but I was afraid to do so and ruin the look I already like. I will then make multiple copies of that page and paint right over the image. Make one purple, one green, and so on to see if I really do want to alter the original. This is a great way to test out all kinds of ideas and not fear ruining the great things you already have happening.

Here is my blue original with my painted green and purple photocopies.

Today's Prompt: Photocopies!

Using photocopies we are going to reuse some of our favorite journal images to make a new page. Working on the next blank two page spread in our journal cut, tear and paste your copies into your journal. This is a great way to take advantage of all those “sweet spots” or “favorite spots” you may have going on in a page. Add additional journaling, paint, or anything else you wish to these pages. Think about all of the possibles for new projects incorporating photocopies of journaled work. Have fun!

Here I am playing with the layout of some of my images, I can't wait to add some new color around these.

Finished pictures will be posted tomorrow...

Just for fun I thought it would be cool to do a photocopy bookmark swap. Something to keep in our journals.  Email me for more info at


Miss Oddity said...

I like the bookmark idea and I wish I had read this post BEFORE I started altering my taped page ... sigh ... off to go make photocopies and check out everyone's blogs.

Goog said...

Thanks for the gesso info - I will try a different one. I need to try and find an art supply store, but I don't know if there's one in my dinky town. I think that's probably the problem because the papers lay flat until I gesso over them. You're the best! I love the bookmark idea, I'm going to try and make one and see if it's horrible before I commit to it. I wouldn't want someone to have my horribly uglu book mark if it doesn't turn out!

inge said...

great idea about the bookmarks !
How many do we mail ? Just one or one for each participant ?
Inge from Belgium

Sarah Whitmire said...

Hi Inge,
Just one bookmark total. :)



Mary S Hunt said...

celebrations are fun times...y'all are the cutest couple

i haven't made it this far in my assignments
these pages look nice and fun

i love the bookmark swap!

Carol said...

I would love to take part in this swap, can you send me your addy? I think this is a great idea and so kind of you.

Anonymous said...

I just love the bookmark idea. Creating the spread for this exercise was difficult for me. I really don't like what I created, but I have learned from it. Moving on to Day 21. said...

one book mark only.. :) wish you all lots of celebrations :)