Today, I completed my second journal pages belonging to artist and friend Katina Wright. She lives in beautiful Cornwall in the UK. Kat made the most fabulous "journal box". Enclosed were unbound individual pages for each artist including a tag, making it easy peasy to lay work flat. Kat chose the colors Teal, Magenta and Silver, beautiful complimenting colors. There was so much work put into this beautiful box, that you really should see it from The Beginning where Kat shows how she constructed it and all the beautiful stitching that went into it.
(The magenta color looks red here, but it is really more magenta in person)
Keeping in mind Kat's colors, I also tried to make my pages personal to Kat. Kat makes fabulous Mandalas, so I added a little bit of Mandala love. I also love the texture that card board gives, so adding that when it fits is always fun for me. I also incorporated a few other inspirations of Kat's like butterflies and water.
The first two pages or the full page that I created was a mixed media collage of Magenta and Teal and Butterflies.
I was really happy that silver was one of her colors because I had been saving a shiny silver freshness bag that crackers were sealed in, inside the cracker box just for Kat's silver color. It almost made my circles look like mirrors.
The Dream page I did was based on a Free Spirit Spotlight interview in which Kat was the featured artist.
She talked about a time in her life when she had not fully embraced herself as the creative artist she is today.
(Who by the way just oozes with talent in so many forms). I started with a collage first on the entire page and then painted over it so the collage background would come through. The original base collage for this page, I printed and used it for the back side.
This is also being submitted to Inspirational Avenue's weekly challenge hosted by another Kim!
To the tag, I added an original vintage skeleton key that I painted in the colour Teal to symbolize all the doors that will be opened to Kat because in her own words, "With Imagination, everything is Possible".
Last but not least, Kat included a two page booklet for each artist to sign along the way describing how color affects or inspires them.
I had such an amazing time working on Kat's pages and I totally lost myself in her color theme of Teal, Magenta and Silver
When Kat's Journal box returns to her at the end of this year's Magical Journal Journey's , she will have the most gorgeous treasure box to be cherished for sure.
Tuesday, this Magical Journal box will be on it's way to Stephanie who comes after me in the swap. I am including a special prezzi for her that she can use after she returns from her trip to PARIS, Yes, PARIS, as in France, not
I hope you will come again soon and see what colour journal I will be creating in next!