Gina: Tangent Thursday

Hey guys,

So finally posting one of my project themes for the year on the day of the week that I had planned.  This is a major breakthrough for me, let me tell you.  I'm still kind of catching up after a pretty bad bout of depression, but with some changes in some medications and a new outlook, things are moving in the right direction.  Now, enough of the boring stuff...on to the project.

On Thursdays, it's kind of an anything goes post for me.  Depending on what I'm working on, it may be another layout, it may be an art journal page, it may be a project I'm working on for a class I'm taking.  This Thursday, I'm bringing you exactly that.  

This is a project I made many weeks ago.  It was for the first assignment in Tiare Smith's year long workshop Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (Jam).  Tiare is doing her journal in a circle shape, so I decided to do that, as well.  It's a completely different way of developing a page.  The first assignment was to make a page with your name and to use baby wipes.  

I completely blew it on the baby wipe part.  I had planned to incorporate a used baby wipe that has these awesome colors on it from when I wiped up some paint, but as I was making the spread, I completely forgot about that.  Shucks!  Oh well, I'm still super happy with how this turned out.  I used some Prima papers, a stencil and some Shimmerz texture paste in gold, pulled out some flat backed deep red pearls to frame the page, some thickers for the words "the queen" and even was able to incorporate some Time Holtz grunge board which I've had forever.  The butterfly and my name are made out of the grunge board.  I added some deep red paint and then went over them with some Viva Inka Gold.  

Hope you enjoy and if you're interested in the class, I highly recommend Tiare.  She's so genuine and passionate about what she does, best of all...the class is free.  You can find more information on it here.

If you're interested in watching how this project came together, you can find the link to the youtube video for that below the photo.

Ya'll be safe and take care.

Talk to you next time.  Gina