Here's the 2nd installment of "Journaling Outside the Book". I was having a wonderfully, leisurely stroll through my local craft store where I came across a basket of paper mache, letter "I"s for $.50 each. I had NO idea what I would do with such an item, but it called to me and it was only $.50, so what did I have to loose? Although not on sale, I also purchased this "book" box. Hmmmmmm....perhaps it will house a handmade or junk journal?
I base coated my letter "I" (and the book) with white craft acrylic and then I gave the letter a second coat of acrylic using turquoise and yellow. I smudged a darker blue with my fingers on all the edges for added depth. I didn't have a planned theme, so I took a black fine point Sharpie and began writing and drawing whatever came to mind.
After I completed drawing and printing, I filled everything in with white craft acrylic. I then began to add color with craft acrylic, and completed it by adding a coat of water based polyurethane. This was a fun project that could be completed in an afternoon even though I did mine over several days. It would be quite easy to add paper elements, stickers, and other ephemera to this project.
There was a clear, plastic tag used for hanging in a display attached to the back of the letter "I", and I left it on for easy hanging in my studio. There's only one question in my mind: What was I thinking when I only bought one? Until next time, Big Hugs and Happy Creating!