Monday, February 13, 2012

Going Around in Circles

Today, again thanks to the Letter Love 101 online class, I've been playing around (pun intended, LOL) with journaling in circles.  I did a few practice circles, to create a page in my practice journal so that I could add notes to remember what I've learned and jot down some ideas for use in the future.  

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I did this first one on one of the extra pages from an altered book I did a while ago.  I like the extra layer that the text provides, but it was not ideal when using the Silks acrylic glaze because I was using a lot of water and the paper wanted to curl up.  It dried fine, but was a bit tricky to work with.  I might use a very light coat of gesso in future (as I did in the altered book) so that the text still shows through but any paint would have a primed surface.  I recently won the Silks Acrylic Glaze by leaving a comment on Luminart's blog - lucky me :0).  Coincidentally they posted a great video today showing Twinkling H2Os (might need to get me some of those!) and the new Silks.

The next two circle journals were done on bristol board using Copic markers to add some colour.  I experimented with black text, anding some pops of colour, as well as coloured text.  I did add a layer of the Silks in a golden colour (it's called Ginger Peach - don't you love that name?)

 As you can see in the page layout in my practice journal, I made a couple of others too and then I glued them in and added my notes around them.

After all the practise, it was time to use my new found skills.  My husband and I had a good laugh over my choice of words since I am not into shoes at all.  However, I thought it would be fun to draw and then the words just came.


  1. Thanks for coming by my place, I love all your projects - this journaling in a circle really looks great (and I did like how you wove those quotes together)...since you are doing so much with lettering, (and having looked at your staged beyond layers photo with the great vintage lamp) you may be interested to know that there are places online where you can upload your letters and make your own fonts...I think you can just google for it...

    Cindy @

  2. Hi Linda, I am so enjoying reading your blog! Your journalling with the love letters class is amazing! Keep having fun!

    1. Thanks so much Donna! Hope you're having a wonderful time in Florida!! BTW, you should read my reply to to Cheryl in my post about "Fiona". You'll probably remember the incident I described :0) Here's the link to that post.


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