I completed constructing the first journal using the one of the embossed copper panels I made. I am mailing this off to a friend tomorrow.

I took a wonderful collage class last night at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury with Marie Zaccagnini. Marie is a wonderful and talented teacher who inspires your creativity. We started out with painting techniques using acrylic paints, gel medium and water color crayons. It was fun playing with the colors and those water color crayons are AWESOME. (hmmmm, perhaps some might find their way into my stash for christmas)

After we painted our pages we practiced collage layouts. I always have a blast choosing focal images and trying out different compositions. I had such a great time and learned lots and increased my collage/journaling confidence. Thanks Marie!

Haven't posted in a while. I took a second class at the Scrapbook Cupboard in E Bridgewater a few weekends ago. This class was to learn more techniques working with metal.
So I had some time yesterday to play around. I made two metal panels that I will be using on journal covers.
I had fun and think they came out really good.

On this panel I used an old key I found while digging in the garden a few years ago. I just did random positioning and then used some blue and purple inks to lightly highlight the sanded areas.

This small panel was done using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I don't have a Cuttlebug machine so I just used a rolling pin and it worked fine.

I will post photos of the completed journals when they are done.