Saturday, 3 June 2017

JJJAMA Week 19: Tolerance, Green, Pink, Blue

I must admit that I got part way through this page and then lost my mojo for a couple of days.  The effect was of such a beautiful old fashioned marble printed book cover that I didn't want to spoil the effect.  This challenge celebrates the growth of the JJJAMA group (Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art) started by the fabulous Louise Withers to over 1000 members.  The theme of tolerance is most appropriate in these challenging times.

I started with a couple of pieces of the marbled card created using the shaving foam technique with Aqua Tints (see HERE for details).  As they were not quite large enough to cover the middle of the double page, I glued a length of wide satin ribbon in Emerald Green down the centre and trimmed it top and bottom.  This was the point at which I became mesmerised by the 'inside out' book cover effect and for several days, I did nothing further.  The photos really don't do the pages justice.
Luckily, I had been working with the ostrich stamp and die set from the Hipster set designed by Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous and Sizzix.  The colours that I had chosen to colour the image were left over Aqua Tints from creating the shaving foam backgrounds and also Worn Lipstick and Hickory Smoke distress markers.  The glasses were heat embossed with holographic embossing powder to give the frames a shine.
That image, together with the 'book cover' background led me to the idea of using the quote 'Never judge a book by its cover' as part of the page.  I also found lots of other quotes about tolerance which I liked, including the main focal point on the 'front cover' 'Tolerance is the heart of wisdom'.  I stamped the Wire Heart stamp by Claritystamp in Vibrant Fuchsia archival ink, the word Tolerance in Emerald Green archival ink (using the word chain alphabet by Claritystamp) and the rest of the quote using the same alphabet in Manganese Blue archival ink.
I then hand wrote lots of additional quotes about tolerance around the ostrich image and around the front and back covers using a ProMarker with a fine tip.

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