I chose Rumpelstiltskin as my theme for Jenny's Tales by Brothers Grimm Journal.
This theme was going to stretch me so I decided to push even further outside of my comfort zone. I decided to play with some Gelli Prints and other papers and pieced them all together to create my scenes, and I drew some quick somewhat scribbly characters.
I chose to depict two parts of this tale. I apologize for the quality of the first few photos as they were rushed and not checked prior to sending the journal on its way..
The first being where Rumpelstiltskin appears to the Millers Daughter whilst she was locked in a room in the castle claiming he could turn the straw into gold for her. My straw bale was created by me cutting and sticking down bits of paper cord.
The second when one of the men who the Millers Daughter now Queen sent out to find out all the known names of man in the region stumbled upon a small man dancing around the fire in a clearing in the woods.
The second Journal was Sharon's Mermaids and Seahorses Journal For this I started with a quote I love and went from there.
I layered paint and gelatos to create my watery background. Then concentrating on the sea floor I used a little texture paste and some stencils and stamps to add the seagrass, shells and starfish To create that mysterious feel in line with my quote I chose to work with Distress Oxides and added some stenciled mermaids and more sea creatures before adding a few extra fish and my seahorses stamped with black ink to give them the appearance of being closer as we look out through the water.
I am getting excited as this was my first journal swap and it won't be long now until we receive our own journals back and I get to see all the beautiful art in this as I have totally loved seeing the wonderful art in everyone else's as they have arrived each month.