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-Kelly

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The After Page

What I love most about these pages are all of the background layers peeking through. It's an effect I wouldn't have achieved if I hadn't decided to see how far I could push them.

So, how about it? Do you think that you could try to take your pages to the next step and add some layers on top of layers? You won't know what it looks like until you've done it. It's all about letting go and not being too attached to our journal pages. A journal should be your place to experiment, push, prod, document and ask yourself, "what next?"

Go ahead. Try it. It'll be okay. I promise. It's just paper and you have a whole journal to play in...

10 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE it, Kelly! Layers upon luscious layers! And when all is said and done, it's really interesting to see what remains on the page. My absolute favorite way to collage and journal!! Love it, love it!!

~Barb~ said...

I remind myself of that very thing all the time, Kelly...it's just paper! It sure does remove the fear of the blank page for me. I have you to thank for that. :)
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Raine said...

That's amazing! TOTALLY different.
A couple of weeks ago I was upset about something and wanted to get it down on paper but I hate my journal pages to be bitchy and there are some things that I just don't want anyone else to read. (Because I show my journals to lots of people.) So I started writing sort of large and when I filled the page I gave it a quarter turn and kept writing. I probably flipped it all the way around 2 or 3 times. (It is a small journal.) It looked pretty cool just like that but then I did some collage and writing in a different color and I came out with a really interesting page...and it ended up being a very positive, hopeful page.

Emie58 said...

I'm a bit confused but I think I get it.... this post and the one right before it are the same page??? Really??? Amazing!!! I made a 60 B4 60 list (60 things B4 turning 60) and taking a class from you IRL is on it. I'm on the East coast so I'll be waiting for you to come this direction! I like that you push yourself... it helps others to do the same!
Thanks for the on-going inspiration, Emie

taylor said...

I like both before and after. They a sure are different looking

Carolyn said...

WOW!!! It doesn't look like the same page at all! Very impressive. And what you said was very inspiring. "You have a whole journal to play in..." That was a real eye opener.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Yes, this post and the previous post are the before and after. Same pages..:)
Thanks, everyone! It's been fun!!!

Kel said...

Oh my, I need this reminder all the time. I love layers but I have such a resistance to pushing through nd keeping on adding them. This looks great - definitely worth overcoming the resistance.

TwoHeartsPath said...

Wow Amazing!!! I went back to previous post to refresh my memory...Loving the richness on these two pages..layers are good!!! I have had so much fun in my journal..it is one of the most freeing things I have ever done..TFS Patti

martha brown said...

wow -- what a transformation! I love lots and lots of layers. I never do them myself though. Lazy, I suppose.....