Friday, July 3, 2009

Girlfriends Book - Lynette and Karen

Oh my...the challenge! Such gorgeous work. I can't show Karen's first page, she wants it to be a secret but here is my page for her book.
Lynette's book was started on Yupo paper, and Karen continued that medium. I didn't have any, so used rice paper, which was then too floppy to attach - I had to mount it on watercolor paper. So it's a bit thick compared to their lovely delicate work. I brayered color onto the rice paper, and then stenciled colored light molding past for the flowers. The butterflys came from some vellum envelopes that I have and the boy figure from some victorian cutouts that I had.

This is FUN. I'm finding that I am being pretty free in style and using items that I would normally not use. I can't wait until the next one shows up! Both of these are off to Suki today.


Teri C said...

Wow, it looks fabulous Mim! I love what you did here.

soulbrush said...

i enlarged it and it is exquisite, don't understand half of what you said....teeee hee. brayering????and i got yours today from katie, what a beauty, you are gonna love i must put on my thinking cap?????

sukipoet said...

Oh these look great and love your addtions. Somehow I think I can guess Karen's general theme but could be wrong. Cant wait to get home and work on these. I dont have any of that kind of paper either.

Debby said...

WOW!! They are both fabulous, so much fun to work in these books. Thanks for sharing.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

wow lovely...everyones work on these is. but these are so delicate looking. Good job! :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think it is great delicate or not. You ladies are having lots of fun.

studio lolo said...

I looooooove these pages Mim!!

I wanna play :)

By the way, to answer your question we're in Pueblo, CO. We've been here for 2 nights and will stay through tomorrow night. My sister lives here and I haven't seen her for 4 years. Who knows when I'll see her next.
Tomorrow I go to her cookout and see my niece and nephew :)

next stop, North Platte, NE.

I promise to bring the sun to MA
and RI ;)

kj said...

this project must be soooo much fun! i'm having fun just following along.

will you draw and paint with me someday, mim? will you will you?


Artist Unplugged said...

I'm playing catch-up, been busy so - I love your page, beautiful, froggie is adorable and am so sorry to hear of your mom's illnesses and your biking accident! Glad to hear that she is better and that you survived and fortunatly landed on your personal 'airbags'! :)

marianne said...

What a cool project this is!
Look forward to the autumn book!
Love the page you did!, but the others are dreamy as well!

have a nice weekend! Happy 4th of July!

katie jane said...

Oh Gosh, Mim! I have been away this weekend, so didn't see these until now. These are great! So fun to see you stretching yourself in new directions.

Karen Mowrey said...

Weeeeee, look at those cute bees! Thank you so much Mim! I have one book now that I am working on and a bit stumped so you will have a break for a while since no more have arrived yet! I will give you a heads up, it is Cathie's book and theme is favorite quote. I can let you know the size if you want but it is not in the same room with me right now!