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    I have finished my cover and I'm uber excited about it. The scan doesn't quite do it justice, but you'll all get a chance to see for yourselves.


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    Oooooh! Loverly!

    What all did you use? Did you gesso first?
    Time to play!

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    awesome thread!

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    That looks wonderful!
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    yea, how'd you do that? it sure is perty!

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    I started off with a gesso patch, then did line work with Sharpie and PITT artist pen. Once the line work was established, I created the color with Winsor & Newton ink and Acrylic inks. The mottled effect was achieved by wiping some of the ink away with terry cloth. After the color was applied, I went back over the line work to bring it to the top and finished the whole thing off with Sakura gold pen.

    Which brings me to a request for my journal. I'd love it if everyone could put a brief (or detailed. whichever. ) description of the material and techniques on the back of their pages. I hate it when I find this really cool piece of art on the internet, and the artist doesn't even say what materials were used. So frustrating. Yay journals!

    ...wow, this post is way too serious. I needs me my coffee.

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    ahhh, cool! great idea about materials used on the back!

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    Thanks for the info! I agree about adding a little info to the back regarding methods/materials, etc...that would be great...along with the who, where, when...
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    Hey Guys... I have a question Would anyone either 1. know of, or 2. be interested in a NON japanese-style, non-folding moleskine book? AND! Why are all the dang single page journal swaps CHUNKY?!!!!!! I suck at chunky
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    you could host a chunk-less chunky swap!

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    hehe, I'm SCARED! I COULD... hehehe, I feel empowered, LOL
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    Chunky has always struck me as such an unappealing word...who decided they wanted their art to be known as "chunky"? It reminds me of pet food...

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    I suck at chunky too. I'm not sure what the appeal is, but hey....

    One of the reasons for the Japanese style is the size and weight tho. The paper is good for drawing and gluing and everything and if you gesso it, you can paint too.

    As far as non-Japanese style, I love their watercolour journals too. I want one REAL bad!!

    But, that said, once you get your journal back you'll see why people love them. Having the art flow together like it does is just plain kewl!!
    Time to play!

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    ohh, I don't have anything AGAINST the japan-ey moley's I just have two of their plain journals... they are great for glueing and pen and ink... and they aren't hard bound--perfect for mailing.. and I'd have to order a japanese style one online... and don't see the appeal since like you said, I've never seen one BUT! I have a watercolor one==it's THE COOLEST THING EVER I will post some of the stuff I put in mine eventually....
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    That's a lot of for one post! XD

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    I know--I'm a dork and I use them like periods hehehe
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    ...it occurs to me I forgot to say thank you to all in my first post today.

    Well, in my defense, I hadn't had coffee yet.

    Thanks everyone!

    (...i wanna be cool too.)

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    I like how they all waggle their eyebrows in tandem...tehehe...

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to say..

    AWESOME freakin' cover, edens!!!

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    After much consideration, I have finally settled on my my theme! *Whew!*

    1. My theme is: "Sometime Around Midnight" by The Airborne Toxic Event
    2. What I'm hoping for: I'd love to see the scenes the lyrics, music or any combination thereof inspire in you; interpret away! I am especially taken with pages containing some element of narrative (not necessarily of the events of the song).
    3. Key concepts: The intersection of love and loss, light and shadow; the ever-changing tides of human life...
    4. Color scheme: Whatever suits your own vision of the piece!
    5. Websites / Samples: Here's a youtube link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJi2z3tGKIg
    and below are the lyrics. I will include them in the Moley as well as a copy of the song itself if you'd like to listen to it. I certainly do! Feel free to ask if you're looking for further information or clarification: I love talking about music!

    "And it starts, sometime around midnight.
    Or at least that’s when you lose yourself for a minute or two.
    As you stand under the bar lights.
    And the band plays some song about forgetting yourself for a while.
    And the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile.
    And that white dress she’s wearing...
    you haven’t seen her for a while.

    But you know that she’s watching.
    She’s laughing, she’s turning, she’s holding her tonic like a cross.
    The room’s suddenly spinning.
    She walks up and asks how you are.
    So you can smell her perfume.
    You can see her lying naked in your arms.

    And so there’s a change in your emotions.
    And all these memories come rushing like feral waves to your mind.
    Of the curl of your bodies,
    like two perfect circles entwined.
    And you feel hopeless and homeless
    and lost in the haze of the wine.

    Then she leaves, with someone you don’t know.
    But she makes sure you saw her, she looks right at you and bolts.
    As she walks out the door,
    your blood boiling
    your stomach in ropes.
    Oh and when your friends say,
    “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

    Then you walk, under the streetlights.
    And you’re too drunk to notice,
    that everyone is staring at you.
    You just don’t care what you look like,
    the world is falling around you.

    You just have to see her.
    You know that she’ll break you in two."

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