This week, lets get rubbing. Go through your journal and rub some of the pages that you have worked on. You can do rubbings of paper cuts, papers that you have glued down in grids, collages, etc., gessoed pages, pages with other elements added, woven papers, etc. See how many textures you can find.
What does this tell you about your journal? How does this compare with the amount of visual texture you have in your journal?
How does doing a rubbing change whatever you are rubbing?
Well, my first thought was there's no texture in my journal. Hah! was I wrong. I'd forgotten those cut paper snowflakes I did when all I had was heavy paper. And I found even magazine paper made nice rubbings--this time I used a thin white paper for the rubbings.
I spent some time last night with my journal. I find myself adding notes to pages as I go through. I'm collecting photos for collages and clipped them to the appropriate pages. And then I did rubbings, rubbings and more rubbings! what fun.
These are marvelous! I am glad that you were surprised by this.
I found this to be really fantastic and surprising. It made me look at some of my pages quite differently and it spurred some new ideas for things, only because I was focusing on each page I did for a few moments as opposed to just leafing through the journal, waiting for something to pop up and slap me with inspiration.
Hi! I went with my favorite frottage piece from the class - my computer speakers! I translated the frottage into two knitted pieces. If you would like to see the front of a computer speaker rendered in 100% Peruvian wool (hee!)....
Marjorie what a great discovery trip - I love some of those patterns.
Andrea you really are the knitting goddess - I enjoyed your pho tos - thankyou for sharing. Your computer speakers will make a wonderful pillow.