Saturday, June 21, 2008

Journaling with Madelyn

June 11, 2008 journal

Whenever I babysit my four-year-old granddaughter, Madelyn, she likes to do art of some kind. Painting, stamping, gluing bits and pieces, she likes it all. I was looking forward to sharing the crayon rubbings with her. We did several pages in her tablet of her shoe soles, sticker sheets and various toys. She enjoyed looking for textures. I did this one when she got tired of the activity. I decided that I like it without paint and didn't want to take a chance I'd mess it up. I love the idea that it has the soles of several pairs of her shoes on it including the Dora shoes that she has now outgrown.

June 17, 2008 Journal

The next week we painted outside on the deck. I was getting a migraine, so we didn't stay out long. I'm not sure what type of paint this was, but I liked it. It is in little jars. She is getting good at cleaning the brush between colors so she doesn't muddy them up. I journaled on it a couple of days later with a cream colored pen that I thought had dried up. I'm glad I didn't throw it away.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More wax resist

I had to try the Street Team crusade's wax resist again using something a bit more personal. I decided to try the carving on my bed and a vase I got at a yardsale last month for a dime. The Christmas tree ornament that came from a different yard sale, but cost a dime also, was an afterthought.

Wax rubbings?

Rubbing in the journal on a vertical surface wasn't easy, but turned out ok. I filled in the edges with the vase. I would have never thought of using a vase if I hadn't seen a rubbing done on a glass by another Street Team Crusader. The ornament rubbing was an afterthought. I did it on a separate paper. The front of the ornament had too much relief, but the back worked great.

June 9, 2009 journal

Saturday, June 07, 2008

CRUSADE No. 21 ~ Irresistible

I'm finally out of school and finished with VBS. The rest of the summer is mine to do whatever I want. I spotted the latest Street Team crusade and knew I wanted to try it. I've always liked the magic of rubbings, and Michelle's suggestion to add paint resist into the mix looked like great fun.

I grabbed the first thing that looked like it might work that was sitting near my worktable. It's a rubbing plate for kids that I got at a yard sale.The painted paper that I cut up to use was painted by my four-year-old granddaughter Madelyn yesterday. I like to use her artwork in my journal every chance I get.

Wax resist

I rubbed over the plate directly into my journal since the paper is thin. I used a gold crayon.

wax resist

I used acrylic paint over the rubbing.I liked the blue paint over the gold better than the red. The marker is one of a set that my granddaughter Madelyn picked for her treat at the Everything's a Dollar store. It has roller rubber stamps at one end. She likes crafty things.

June 6, 2008 journal

The collage bits on the finished page all came from the newspaper that Madelyn and I were painting on. I seem to be adding chunky bits to my journal lately. I'm sure it will make it harder to work on the remaining pages.

June 6, 2008 journal