Saturday, October 9, 2010

frida round robin journal



This is a spread in one of the Frida Kahlo Round Robin books. It is Maxine's book and the theme is "The Day of The Dead"


Maxine's book is a collection of card and paper held together with two rings. I cut each of the skulls out in various sizes and decorated them with sharpies and sakura gel pens and black Pitt Artist pens. Frida is collaged on from an internet image, but with extra pieces of collage added to her skirt to make it fuller. I also painted over her skin and other areas with Sakura gel pens and outlined everything with black Pitt Artist pen.

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

OMG! These pages are phenomenal. The backgrounds, the skulls, the figure of Frida holding the skull, the lettering, the colors. OMG! Wish I were receiving these images.

teri said...

wow. I'm working on a day of the dead book right now, but these are making me feel quite inadequate. They're lovely!

Anonymous said...

Somebody - Maxine - is going to be very happy. I love all the little details you did. I hope everyone will click and enlarge the image to see all the time you spent on this. Simply lovely. Bravo Leanne!

Elizabeth Golden said...

I couldn't get blogger to let me sign on for a minute so I left the anonymous comment aboeve. Love you Frida spread.

Purrplekatt said...

I am soo jealous! I want Maxine's journal. :) Wonderful work Leanne!

WendyP said...

woh gorgeous pages !!

You have received a Blog Award from me here
http://wendypslittlecorneroftheworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-award.html

smiles Wendy

imagine:joy said...

I came to your blog through the Strathmore workshop site and had to drop you a note. These journal pages are just stunning! I love the bold colors and different textures.

sf said...

Very cool...