Monday, March 4, 2013

Sox's Round Robing Journal Page

Over at Kindred Souls Im playing along in a round robin jounal swap. One member, Sox has created a story for hers and the travelers name is Magdalena.
Her journal is themed with travels from around the world. I took her to Asia and below is the page I created for her. I hope she likes it.
This is the completed front of the page. As you can see I created a pocket to fit a tag.
As the story goes Magdalena is traveling by air so in Asia she is touring via hot air balloon.
This is the same page with the tag removed so you can see the complete kimono and the geshia image in the background. I used the gelli printing technique to create the background papers.

 Close up of the geshia. She is reversed stamped via Gelli Printing over asian text.

This Panda is stamped with a stamp from Impression Obsession that I stamped and inked and cut out.

Close up of the tag. I stamped the image on clear packaging and used more printed text for the balloons canvas. The background is a reverse stencil from Crafters Companion in watercolored distress ink.

This is the back of my page. The asian coins I created from grunge board.
The fortune reads Live Your Own Life.

I wonder where Magdalena will fly to next?


  1. Very cool work! She is going to love it!

  2. Hey Bear congrats on this art it is wonderful. I love the story play how fun! the pandas rock..keep on having fun and making the awesome.
    susaqn s

  3. this is fab!!! Love it, paris, asia , wonder where our lovely olga will go next

  4. That is perfectly amazing. She must have had good winds to go from Paris to Asia. I love the pandas and the reverse geisha. That is very beautiful. I note the gelli plate influence, playing with your latest passion. I love it!

  5. Nothing greater than art that comes from the heart! Lovely!

  6. Such a gorgeous page. Love the geisha image and the hot air balloon.

  7. Stephen, this is quite special. Stunning, actually.

  8. Hello Stephen,
    I think i know Sox in whom's book you are working now :)
    I'm in similar roundrobins with her and Eileen...crazy how small the world is.

    I'm sure she will be very happy with your Asian page, cause she 's in an Asian roundrobinjournal for the moment too!

    I love your experimenting with the gelliplate. I still wonder how you added the geisha through the gelliplate...nice outcome of the detailed image.
    Love the envelop for the tag and the selfmade coins!

    Greetings from Belgium