So, true to form.. I’ve almost overcommitted to swaps once again! I’m playing in 3 fabulous fat books, all due within the same time frame.. Ikes! As I only do all original pages (not copies), it can be quite time consuming — so I’ve been busy creating backgrounds, cutting pages, and all around preparing, in an attempt to finish early.
“Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
Since the backs of the pages need to be decorated, and I’m trying to learn digital collage.. I thought I’d try something new this time around, creating a background on the computer, to adhere to the backs of my pages… this is for the Sanctuary (anything bird related) Chunky Book, hosted by Jill Beninato. They are the standard 4″ x 4″ pages, and I’ll need to create 42 of them.. so time to get crackin’!
“When you know something, say what you know. When you don’t know something, say that you don’t know. That is knowledge.”
~ Kung Fu Tzu
I used both Paint Shop Pro, and Adobe Photoshop to work on them, I’m mostly pleased with them, but they are not quite perfect. However, I spent too much time on them as is! I’d love to hear your thoughts.. there are 3 variations. I’m having them printed, and will see what works best. The edges aren’t finished, since I’ll be inking them by hand for the book.
The images throughout, are the results of my efforts today… Well? Whatcha think? What version do you prefer?
“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Now go, Live! Learn! – Chrysti