Yesterday we had a wild, wet and cloudy day. In the morning I had a longish walk, and in the afternoon a rather shorter one, as the clouds looked threatening and I didn't want to go too far. But I managed a walk along the Rhine, and enjoyed watching the sun trying to squeeze through the clouds. My total steps today were just under 18000, so I was pleased.
This week I have been playing a lot with paint, and little scraps of paper and gold leaf. I made a journal, using scrap card, which I textured with crumpled up tissue, applied with mod-podge, and then given a coat of gesso. When it was dry I daubed it with paint in blues, violet and metallic green. Then I added the scraps of old letters and books and the pieces of gold leaf before giving it all 2 coats of clear varnish to make it more durable. I divided it into 2 pieces to make the front and back covers, and lined the inside covers with some turquoise textured card. I cut the pages to size and bound it all together with my BIA. The beads I have added as embellishment were some that Debbie sent me, and are hand-rolled from clay and beautifully painted - thanks a lot! They are perfect here. I have another journal ready, too, which I will show another day. I like playing around and getting painty and sticky.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin, and to Country View Crafts Challenge, painty pleasures.
The skies over the Rhine were really dramatic this afternoon:
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!