i already said i´m feeling a bit stuck These days. that always happens when i worked for Longer time in the same Format... then i have to put out my feelers into new directions. and maybe Change the medium a bit.
AND: it is for a while now that i want to fill a box with bits and pieces for handsewing. i like that because it is so meditative and i can do something e.g. while watching tv etc
PLAN IS: journaling in scroll Format.
that means: at first making smaller pieces, sewing These together to get Long stripes and getting them scrolled around a twig or something like that.
so today i started gathering some matching stuff (oh my, this again will be an endless adventure...)
ribbons, fabric bits...
but i also want to incorporate paper (sewn onto fabric probably)...
so i thought of strengthening a Piece of ledger by covering it with dispersion glue (a bit diluted; i had no gel medium at Hand, but this also works similar, i think)
spread the glue and let it dry laid on Kebab sticks to prevent the ledger to be glued onto the newspaper...
found some poetry Pictures and glued and sewed this one onto the ledger - thought it might match the themes of ajj and mm&m, but also hope it makes the words i stamped along come true... we are longing for higher temperatures (Alpha from teesha moore)
now i will look for a fabric to sew this one on and i already have the beginning of the scroll Journal!
maybe i also add some handstitching, too...
you won´t believe it... (i hardly do...)
(which i had tried several times with gel medium and it never succeeded! i had given up, frustrated...)
it was like a voice whispering: try it with that glue!!!
and i did...
i took a laser printed Picture (laying around here for a while; inkjet won´t work, as water is involved...)
i painted the ledger with the glue,
then painted some glue over the Picture...
and pressed it (face down) onto the ledger, burnishing it with my bonefolder
quite moistened... put it aside.
two or three hours later it was completely dry.
then i dabbed a wet dishcloth (spongy type) over the White backside and let it soak in a bit.
and started rubbing gently.
suddenly it seemed so natural...
i have no idea why it never worked before...
going on and on adding a bit of water and rubbing in circles...
until i felt it would be enough.
there is still a bit of paper on the top, but i don´t want to rub holes.
i do not think i will seal this.
i will also sew this onto fabric (Jeans maybe?) and incorporate it into the scroll Journal.
so i call it a good day!!