Saturday, October 2, 2010
Free to Fly
The book I am working in this month is entitled "Free to Fly." Two of the previous artists created spreads having to do with skydiving. As I am afraid of heights, I had no similar experience to share. Fortunately, a few of the prompts had to do travel, journey, escape. Since my husband and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Italy, I thought I would do something related to our recent travels.
Italy is half-way around the world from Hawaii. There is a 12-hour time difference. It took 36+ hours to get to our final destination, Bellagio. During our 10-day trip, we rode on planes, trains, automobiles, ferry boats and more. At last count, I came up with no less than 20 different modes of transportation! As a tribute to our journey, I created a flag pull-out to showcase each of them--including our tired feet!
I wanted to create a fresco-like textured background. I wrinkled wax paper and glued it to cardstock. I then smoothed and sanded the wax paper. I lightly inked the surface with an ink pad. On top of it, I wrote all of the different places we visited on our trip.
One last note, it's difficult to see it in these photos, but the edge of the pull-out is decorated with a piece of handmade paper (mustard yellow and cream colored) that I picked up at the paper shop in Venice claiming to be the oldest paper shop in the town!