{points of two week #17: cheesecloth!!}

Points of Two is an experiment in journaling with myself and Roben Marie! Check out our archives to see the previous weeks' pages.

Here's a second material-prompted journal page. Roben-Marie and I were chatting on the phone and she mentioned working with cheesecloth. It was something I'd seen and heard about, but never worked with. So why not make that our theme for the week? I was actually in Wal-Mart when this came up, so I was able to grab a package for $4.50.

And will now have enough to last me several years. ;)

I've been having fun working on loose pages; they allow for greater versitility and more 3-D embellisment. Don't get me wrong, I love working IN a journal, but sometimes, you've gotta just let go and pull out that sewing machine.

(Which I've wanted to do for weeks and just now pulled out and put on my packaging desk.)

So -- there was a lot of experimentation going on with this one. I glued dow the cheesecloth. Then sprayed with the Tulip Fashion Grafitti sprayer filled with liquid acrylics (thanks, Chrysti!). Which actually took hours to dry since there's that word cloth in cheesecloth and I had to water down the paint for it to work...

But I LOVE the effect and now am not limited by the colors made by spray-paint companies. ALSO, with a coupon from Michael's, it was only $4. Much cheaper. May get several to have many colors ready.

Then, I took the bits left over from the signatures in my other journal, pulled out the sewing machine, and went to work. The cheesecloth's kinda hard to work over; paint doesn't spread very well. So I decided to just sew on some papers, do a bit of doodling, and BAM, page done!

And I really, really like it.

While I may not use the cheesecloth for journal pages, I am interested in putting it OVER a painting or something to see how it looks.

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And Roben-Marie's page:

Check out her blog for the story behind her page!