Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cutting Edge

It's my one day off this week, so I can't help but play...although I should be cleaning.  However, to clean house, I need vacuum cleaner bags and that would require a trip out and at least an hour from my schedule of playing. So instead, I played...all day...minus two loads of laundry, a few moments with my doggies/children, and a very brief lunch break, ;).

Oh my, I'm so addicted to art, and journaling, in particular, at the moment! I saw the article of Ingrid Dijkers in the current "Art Journaling" magazine, and just HAD to try her technique of cutting the edge of a journal page, so it's not "plain."  Admittedly, when I began cutting my Moleskine page I was more than a bit anxious, as I did not want to ruin it.  But, afterwards, it was SO worth it!.  The result is the introductory picture here and I had a so much fun creating this page...and learning a few lessons along the way, like Pitt Pens aren't water-proof, ;-0.  From the message of this journal page, has anyone here reached "Harmony" yet, and if so, what is the trick, lol?

It may be difficult to see the "cutting edge" of my journal page, as I couldn't just leave the next page blank, so I'll include a photo (below) with a piece of white paper behind my cut edge, so you can see it.

How cool is this?  INGRID, if you're out there reading this (and I hope you are, :])  I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!  It adds so much dimension and "wow" to a page!  I can't wait to complete the "reverse" page and see what it brings.  Thank you for sharing your unique style with us, Ingrid.  If those reading, whom love journaling also, haven't seen Ingrid's spread in the July edition of "Art Journaling" magazine, I highly recommend it...and Ingrid's well as the other blogs in my previous post today!

What a great thing to be able to share by blogging today.  My heart is happy, and I hope your heart is also, ;).  Happy creating, to each of you!


  1. This looks amazing!! I can't wait to try it(O: I still need to pick up a copy of "Art Journaling". I have been in awe with Ingrid's journal pages as well. You did it Jeanne, this page looks SOOOOOO good! I can't wait to see the page behind now too!

  2. I love this technique....gonna have to hit the bookstore and pick up a copy...nice meeting you and happy you stop by...til next time....take care!

  3. Very Cool Jeanne! Just got the issue myself, but haven't had a chance to read it. Will have to check it out!