This wasn’t completely my own idea. I was browsing pics on Twitter (#wtj #wreckthisjournal) and I saw someone had had the clever idea to make the holes into stars. I’m so sorry I can’t remember who this artist was, but if you are reading this, let me know and I’ll credit you!
I also can’t completely remember what her page was like, but she did say I was welcome to use the idea as long as I put my own spin on it. So hopefully that’s what I’ve done!
I poked holes in the black paper, and then I put this gold glittery paper behind it, to make the ‘stars’ appear to shine. You can see this better in the close up pic.
Then I added some other stars to the black paper. I wanted to use a gold pen, but as luck would have it, that appears to be the only colour gel pen that I don’t have!! But I quite like the contrast of the silver.
I then used a gold glitter pen to add some trails behind the gold ‘stars’ to make them look like shooting stars. I’m not entirely sure this gives the effect I intended, but I like it anyway!
- Creating holes and poking them (thesilentsoul.wordpress.com)
- Steampunk Heart Twinchie (highdesertblue.wordpress.com)
- Black hole survives a galaxy wreck (cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com)
I was reluctant to do this one, but eventually I did it! I cut out the cone, coloured it in, filled it with water, and yes, I drank from it!!*
Then I stuck it back in, and randomly stuck in a picture of a scene from Alice In Wonderland on the adjacent page. For no reason other than that I love it 🙂
(*In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have drunk from somethng that had been coloured in with permanent ink and colouring pencils…don’t try this at home, kids!! But I haven’t noticed any side effects so far…*twitches* 😉 )
I thought I’d better post another entry, as I don’t want that gross dinner one to be the front page of my blog! Well you never know who’s going to drop by!! 🙂
There isn’t much I can say about this one.
I did it a few weeks back. I’d been feeling really frustrated at work the week that I did this page, and I just went home one night and started colouring.
The coloured pencils I was using kept breaking, and I ended up having to colour with tiny pieces of lead because they wouldn’t stay in the pencil! (This was the first pack of pencils, which I ended up binning in temper!! Anyone who’s read my nonstop line post will know the second pack of pencils hasn’t been any more successful…..)
Anyway, this page worked to cure my frustrations – I was so annoyed about the pencils, I barely gave work another thought!
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I started this one at the weekend, spent most of Sunday on it, and I have finally finished colouring it in tonight!! I don’t think it’s anything original really…if I could draw, I would have drawn something fabulous using one continuous line. But I can’t, so I didn’t!
I decided to do a loopy line, purely because I wanted to do something a tiny bit different to what others have done.
When I was younger, I had this battery-powered pen that drew a loopy line, I thought it was called a Dizzy Doodle, but I can’t seem to find a picture. Does anyone else know what I’m talking about?
Anyway, this pen used to draw a loopy line very similar to the one I’ve drawn. So I suppose that gave me the idea!
I started at the ‘Start’ obviously, and I was about half way through before noticing there was no ‘End’! So I added that myself. And I decided to colour the whole thing in, which took absolutely ages.
And I have discovered that colouring pencils just aren’t made the way they were when I was young! I’m using Crayola, which I thought were a reputable brand, well known for being THE colouring implement of choice for children. But the leads keep snapping…and either they’re broken all the way down the pencil, or they are just too weak for my pencil sharpener! And the purple one (oh it just had to be the purple one didn’t it?) splintered really badly down the side when I sharpened it. That didn’t happen when I was younger! Not impressed!!!
So what do you think of my nonstop line? 🙂
- Button Flower (highdesertblue.wordpress.com)
- Sharp Pencils (liliesandblossoms.wordpress.com)