Sunday, July 18, 2010

Creativity Unleashed

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Hi everyone! Good Sunday morning to you!

Like I said yesterday, I have another book to show you from a class I took about five years ago with Traci Bautista.

The thing I loved about Traci was that she allowed us to do whatever we wanted. I know that type of teaching technique doesn't work for everybody but it sure "unleashed" my creativity -- and that's what Traci wanted to teach us most of all.

For this class, she provided the basics to bind this intricate "star" book. I embellished the pages after. Because it was hard to open and I needed to re-glue the back and front pages, I only took pics of a couple of pages.

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Aren't the textures and shimmering effects gorgeous? She had given us a clear sticker sheet and gave us paint flakes and glitter and paint to put on it (& go wild). I chose to make it an Asian theme and put Jolee's stickers.

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This is the view of the star book from above. Please excuse my dirty table and the book covers had to be re-glued after this :(.

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And some views of the inside. I needed to put my candle in the front to hold the pages open.

I'm such a procrastinator! Only posting pics up now....and I still haven't filled the pages! :)

4 comments:

Sparkle said...

This is so pretty!

Amy said...

This is gorgeous Rinne! The level of artistry is simply stunning! And I love the Asian theme, very cool! :)

sunghee said...

I LOVE THIS! What an awesome book!!!

jo said...

You really should get into making art journals! I think you would have a good time at it and it's something that's totally Traci's style (and yours). Love her work - I've been wanting to create an art journal too but haven't had a chance. You should try it!