I have started working into my altered map/book.
As I mentioned here, I have recently started following DMTV. And Linda suggests working with just one colour, or rather having a colour to dictate a theme.
And because of the map, I chose Orange.
- Change (I am changing a map, into a book, then into a sketchbook)
- Time - that is taking me down a path that I won't divulge here in case it comes to nothing
And from there I have other words suggesting images and them for a page.
So - step one. Gather your bits and bobs.
Supplemented by some happy snipping from a couple of National Trust magazines - that seemed appropriate somehow.
And, as per Linda's suggestions, I did a bit of research to give me some themes.
Butterflies - Orange Tip, Brimstone (I have no idea what either looks like but they 'sound' orange)
I managed to stitch that ribbon down on by turning the book round. In truth, if you are going to stitch into a sketch book it is easier to remove the pages and then reassemble. But I had only just put the thing together.
I am using inks from a little palette here (they are not colour fast when they get wet again) inktense pencils, which are, and wax crayons for the resist.
I am trying a bit of sketching and painting.
And of course, cutting and pasting.
We will see where this all takes us (ha - a 'journey' but no pun intended!)