The cover is something is a graphite transfer I did in Kal’s class, over the top of one of my favorite photos (the same one I made into a tape transfer on the page that says, "Hopeful.")
Totally took Ali’s idea of incorporating stuff from the event itself. That kind of thinking rarely finds a home in my brain. If it’s not in the handout, well, then hellO, it so does NOT belong in the same room as me. But a funny thing happened as I worked on this album: I felt moderately adventurous.
What I mean to say is that as a designer, especially in my work for the magazine in publication design, I have a very carefully controlled way to approach any given project. I am of the belief that in publication design, it’s all about how to communicate the information in the most direct way possible, lest you create chaos. (pronounced, just for fun, as "chowce")
And don’t get me wrong, I still have issues with tilting and believe that good design is essentially balanced and linear, but… I did feel just a tiny bit out of the box for me.
And I realize that my "out of the box" might look like your "anal retentive freak of nature."
But go with me for a minute here.
I mean, tape transfers and alcohol ink, y’all. It’s like I got really, really drunk and now, can’t really remember what I did the night before, but, I woke up feeling like I did something I could regret, but that it was likely very worth it.
I love when that happens.
The lack of regret, that is. Not the super drunk, hangover part.
(not a complete list, and a lot of this product wasn’t part of the actual class,but for those who need to know)
•Tim Holtz Adirondack Inks in Lettuce, and Denim
•Scenic Route ruled patterned paper
•Tiny Alphas in black from Making Memories.
•Rub ons from Luxe (these heart rub-ons are SUPER lushous!)
•7gypsies’ ATC Inserts 97% Complete (i just cute off the tab parts and used them as journaling cards throughout.)
•Big Timber Line Technique Tuesday stamps (an old stand-by fave!)
•Heidi Swapp Damask stickers and block alphas, that I can’t find a link to. Anyone? I love those stickers, too.
•Other patterned paper is by My Mind’s Eye and I used Prismacolor Premier colored pencils to color in some of the stamped letters and some of the rub ons (also called Pencil Crayons in an earlier post.) That’s what cute Kal calls, ’em. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing?)