Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Wogue- Aesith

Most of what this is about has been explained in the spreads. Seeing I've been working on so many spreads for the Valentine Wogue, I wanted to change things up a bit. St. Patrick's Day would have been fun as a full Wogue, but seeing I'm not even done with February's Wogue yet, I decided to only make something small for St. Patrick's Day.

I needed such a break that I didn't decorate my own frames for this, and just displayed a green and black Mirage Prime done by Aesith I really liked the look of.

My main reasons for even doing this project was to make a sparkle frame as an experiment.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Feb. Wogue 2020- Pearl- Oberon

Continuing the rosy shades of the series into Oberon's design, king of the fairies in rose shades to match his queen, Titania.

Introductory page with color samples came first, labeled with an awkward, but fitting name. The rest of the collection for Valentine Wogue follows the same structure, some close up pictures of every angle for the design, and then fancier, more humorous action scenes in a prettier captura setting.



A few new elements made their way into the pages, golden frames, a rose border, and a fancy sentiment decal. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Feb. Wogue 2020-Pearl- Nekros

Nekros as the Bloom Groom is both a Valentine themed frame and a frame easily meant for Spring as well. Most of the pages are pretty self explanatory, I used the same techniques for creating the spreads as I have all the others, and am drawing closer to the final two categories of Oberon and Titania.

Nekros's design was meant to be much more Asian in appearance, prince like, king like, majestic.

(To be honest this project has worn me out, and it's been much longer than the time stamp. It's now April 1'st, but the amount of work which has gone into February Wogue is no joke. I've reached 140 pages total, and still have two more categories to make.)

Friday, March 6, 2020

Feb.Wogue 2020- Pearl- Volt

A nice small section in the February Wogue, of Electric Love Volt, a simple, less effort frame for the collection.
I liked adding roses as an accent for this, being that this is the only frame in my collection which is red.

Feb. Wogue 2020- Pearl- Mag

Trying to change up the colors, I started experimenting with shades of purple or red in the middle section of the series for a few of the smaller frames.

For Mag I tried out rich wine shades instead of pinks or reds. Purple is a color less seen during Valentine's Day, but hot pink, or shades close to the purple family are. In this case it is one of those magenta like shades.
No helmet was truly my favorite, even this one wasn't quite what I wanted for the look, but out of the three options this one balanced my color choices best.

When I think of this design being like a bottle of wine, I realize the helmet matched better than I had thought, for one reason. The prongs surrounding the back of the helmet remind me of those metal toppers on certain kinds of bottles that hold the cork in place.
this was one of the stand alone pictures that I wasn't sure how to fit in to the collection. I decided to make it into some kind of Fortuna wine advertisement.
Last page for Magnificent Mag are simple angles of her making the sassy hip pose, and a bit of filler story on one of my other pending plans for what Wogue series I one day may make in the Fortuna captura scene.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Feb. Wogue 2020- Pearl- Ivara

Ivara's Unseen Love frame follows similar shades to other frames; white, bright pink, blush pink, and hints of dark red nearly black. She is the pink, female Robin Hood of the collection, aiming at hearts, hitting her marks, and sharing hugs or kisses depending on what helmet she's wearing.

I decorated more using heart shapes, lace, and lacy looking labels.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dollar Tree Wall Stickers- Maps and Donuts

I always enjoy checking out the wall sticker section at Dollar Tree for large stickers to use on book covers or large scrapbook pages.

Today I grabbed a Donut pun sheet and a famous city map collection. The doughnut one may make its way into a doughnut book I have buried in a box, and the map one would be great for travel journal covers.

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February journals

All found at A.C. Moore, five dollars each, Love Nicole brand.
The Mermaid's Heart.

The whole reversible sequin thing is everywhere these days. Generally seeing it on everything can kind of take away the charm, but it just took seeing it on the thing I love most to get my attention. 

A sequin covered book in blue with a flip gold side. I like the material for the fact it reminds me of fish scales and mermaids, especially this color of ocean like blue. In the light when set on a table, the blue reminds me of the sea when the sun shines on it and shimmers.

To show the gold side I rubbed a heart onto the front cover. Inner end pages are black, paste downs are black, paper is white and printed with dotted lines.

This book reminds me of an overly girly, touchy feely Irna journal, something the shy sea maid keeps near her bed side tucked away in a basket made from wicker and boat rope.
Starry Night

The ocean makes me happy, but so do stars, especially sparkly. This book and it's solid black foam base infused with blue and silver glitter had caught my eye several times. Though it came with less paper, I didn't care, I could stare at it for hours and feel relaxed.

Inner paste down and end pages are a silvery gray, the front end page has a spot for adding details about the book, pages are solid, medium lines on white.

This book obviously reminds me of space, but also reminds me of a star lit night out at sea. 
Black Moon

I already had one version of the moon book in red, but I really wanted the black one with its silver moon surrounded by the darkness.

A lot of people must like this one since it seemed to sell out the fastest. It has a pen holder on the back, is textured almost like skin, and slips on as a cover, which means the booklet within could be replaced if you make your own.

Pages are cream colored, solid, large lined. Book comes with a pen holder, and book mark ribbon.

The moon book reminds me of fantasy journals you sometimes see, and also reminds me of Yenefer from the Witcher (though I don't like her character). It also has a Goth feel, which I like.
I wanted to pair my previous journals with the newer ones according to theme and the mood they inspire for me.

The red moon with the black moon are my Gothic books. The black one reminds me of many pretty, dark themes, including of my own dark characters in my story world and their night based culture.

The red moon journals reminds me of Castlevania the Netflix series and the cover they made for it with a giant red moon in the back. This book is like a moon against a blood sky.

I also wanted to display how the sparkling Starry Night journal pairs well with the Black Moon journals because they're both night themed and two of my favorites.
Hilton's Star of the Sea journal displayed with the Starry Night journal to emphasize the travels by sea and navigating according to the night sky.

The Star of the Sea journal makes me feel calm and focused. The navy shade is like the ocean, and the embossing on the edge looks like bunches of stars.
Map Makers journal with the Mermaid's Heart book. More seafaring themes, as I mentioned before the sparkly scale one reminds me of Irna from my story, but the map one with teal is more like Trillahru's book since she's a map maker.
The Map Maker's journal was also a recent one I got from A.C. Moore. I liked the teal colors in it, have always like maps, and elastic bands are especially helpful as closures.

Pages are white, small, solid lined with bullets and date spots added. Paste downs and end pages are blank white.

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