Hello and welcome to the heat of the summer! Tina Walker here today with my latest collaboration.
First of all, collaborations like this are some of my faves! It's a little bit of recipe and prompt and a lot a bit of 'the same starting point'. I love combining these two elements because the outcomes and completed projects are always a surprise! They vary as much as we are individuals and that is what makes them perfect.
Janet's theme was also CIRCLES. Here's what she had to say about the collaboration.
"I have been in a few collaborations with Tina and Stencilgirl and this one by far has been the best! I believe it is because the challenge of using neutral colors, 13 Days Adrift book, and one shape but the freedom of however shape the journal may be. it was absolutely freeing for me and the best challenge. In fact, I'm going to take these same to create a similar journal! Just loved it! Thank you Tina!!!"
Kerry's theme was COMPASSES.
Kristi's theme was CIRCLES. She incorporated some of the book words with some form of texture and used slow stitching for that. Here's what she had to say.
Leaca's theme was CIRCLES. That seems to be very popular. :)
Linda's theme was HEARTS.
Martha's theme was also CIRCLES. Here's what she had to say.
"When I first read about this challenge I couldn’t wait to join in! I
love making journals, vintage books and love a challenge. But I have to
admit that I had a moment of doubt when I was getting started. I wanted to make something different than the journals I usually make, but my brain
was finding it difficult to deal with using only the colors black,
white and gray and focusing on only one shape. Once I turned off the
part of my brain that was blocked and just started, the ideas started
flowing and I thoroughly enjoyed the process."
Mary's theme was WAVES! Love this so much!
Michelle's theme is CIRCLES. Here's what she had to say about the collaboration
"My book was inspired by a quote from Karen Marie Moning: "I was adrift in a sea of questions and
if answers were lifeboats I was in imminent danger of drowning." The book was called 13 days adrift
and i kept thinking what does adrift mean to me.
It makes me think of all those times in the last couple of years with the pandemic that we have kind
of been adrift without any real answers or any idea of how to make the best of a weird situation.
This is definitely a tongue in cheek kind of book and on the front i cut a little snip from the book
that says, "To all my shipmates who paid the supreme sacrifice I dedicate this book." Maybe some
of the same thoughts going through the author's mind back in 1943 were spiraling around in mine
while i was trying to make sense of life recently.
Michelle's theme is faces.
Nina's theme is CRESCENTS. Here's what she had to say.
"I started with b&w alcohol ink gel prints. The original 13 Days Adrift booklet is completely embedded in every page. The shape I focused on was on the crescent. Focal points are vintage scraps of book bindings with alcohol ink's. The binding is vintage upholstery fabric mixed with collage."
Sandy's theme is FACES. Here's what Sandy had to say.
"Adrift…to float as if neither being moored or steered…pretty much sums up how I felt at the beginning of this project. I found my course within the parameters of the challenge Tina set and embraced them as an artistic story began to unfold with the inspiration of Stencil Girls Faces in the Crowd stencil. In the end it was a wonderful journey that stretched my imagination."
Tracy's theme was BONTANICAL. Here's what she had to say.
"When challenged with this collaboration and using one stencil "type", I knew it had to be botanical. Only using a black, white and grey palette actually made it easier for me, once I started my book, I was hooked and couldn't stop!"
Tracy's theme was also BOTANICALS. Here's what she had to say.
"I really loved this collaboration and seeing all the different interpretations...It is amazing how unique stencils can make a piece even when using a single shape and limited color palette!"
Kathy's theme was WATER. Here's what she had to say.
"I chose the theme adrift from the title and contents of the book. The word adrift caught my attention so I went with the theme adrift and knew I wanted to go with some sort of water, wave, flow theme. This is the first collab I had ever participated and it was a little challenging when I started. I skimmed through the book and then did research on the word adrift trying to visualize journal pages. Once I started and chose the papers for my cover I found my direction. I decided I would make a journal focusing on quotes about being adrift, wandering anything along that theme. I gathered hand died papers I had collected from other artist, my own painty papers and pages from the book. The journal has several pages because I had so many pretty papers to use along with the book pages. I decided to make a journal that would be an ongoing project. An art journal to add quotes an things about water as I found them. A place for stamps, pictures, my own art and keep it along the black and white theme. It will be an inspiration of quotes and ideas. I really enjoyed working on the collab. It gave me the opportunity to work on something in a way I have not worked on other art journal pages or art journals."
Here's what Kathy had to say.
"I thought Adrift = pandemic, and that's where I went with it. Such a metaphor for what we are experiencing (me still)."
DeeDee chose ARCHES as her theme. Here's what she had to say.
"I chose arches as my book shape & pretty much loved every second! I utilized my factory & cut some custom shaped chip to build this book. The pages have been collaged with the 13 Days Adrift book pages, stenciled heavily with StencilGirl Products & embellished with various goods like tissue paper from Tina Walker, washi tape, chipboard & diecuts all from UmWowStudio. There are also image transfers & paint, marks & fabric, gesso + loads more on these pages, which were finalized in order with a tab binding."
Christy's theme was CIRCLES. Here's what she had to say.
And lastly, my project. My theme was CIRCLES (again!). Circles seem to the crowd favorite.
I completely took the book apart, collaged the book pages on a master sheet, then cut the master sheet into smaller sizes.
I bound these smaller sizes into a flip journal/book, machine stitched together. I really loved my finished project and the focus on the limited color palette of black & white.
I made a short video for your viewing pleasure. ♥
Till next time.