After a much-needed break I’m back with the first page in The Octopode Factory Storybook! Completing the last page in this Art Journal/Storybook sapped most of my creative mojo. I took a few weeks off from Art Journaling to recharge my creative batteries. It was nice to take a break but like any vacation it feels good to be back home.
Renee from Scissortail Songs left me a lovely comment on one of my posts and it really helped me put things in perspective and get back on the Art Journaling track. Go check her out. Renee’s art will inspire you and her witty writing style will make you smile...Scissortail Songs.
I’m pretty happy with how the text came out. I used textured card stock to print on and distressed it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and Perfect Pearls mists. What do you think? If you missed how I created the background for this page you can find the steps HERE.
Once upon a time…
503 years ago to be exact. There lived a very imaginative girl named Lily. Lily discovered that she could see and do anything she wished just by using her imagination.
She imagined herself a magic pen and used it to draw herself a mermaid’s tail and the ability to breathe under water. She then dove to the bottom of the ocean where she created the Octopode Factory.
To speed up the production of imaginative creatures from the Octopode Factory, Lily drew them inside of bubbles. Once they were encased in bubbles the Octopodes floated up to the surface to imagine a world of their own.
I’m open to criticisms on my writing folks. Don’t hold back! Just lay it on me. I need to know is it good, bad, or just plain fugly!
For the Bubble Castle I tried something new. I cut two pieces of packaging plastic and glued the castle to the inside. Next, I added a heavy coating of Mod Podge Sparkle and pressed the two together. Then I added Pearl and Cloudy Blue Alcohol ink to the perimeter around the castle.
If you missed any or all of the pages in The Octopode Factory Storybook Here is a recap of links for you:
Here’s a quick Picture Tutorial on How to add
Shimmer to your Copic Art….
Pretty cool huh?
Have a shimmering day!
P.S. I will be at BlogHer12 if any of you are going hit me up in an email or comment I’d love to meet you IRL