It’s here! It’s time! My six-week FREE storytelling workshop Find Your Voice 2015 is in full swing and Lesson Three is now available in the Find Your Voice Classroom ar rukristin classes.
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This workshop started on July first, and over the course of six weeks I’ll be sharing my album with you here on the blog and in the Find Your Voice classroom. Lessons are available in the classroom, along with contributor projects, discussion forums, scheduled live chats, and a great support community.
A new lesson is released each Wednesday and includes a downloadable PDF of thought-provoking content, a printable follow-along worksheet, a creative challenge inspiring you to take what you’ve learned and turn it into something tangible, and support from an incredible community of humans from around the world.
Today I’m going to share a little bit more about the project I created for this lesson’s creative challenge. There is no correct way to put together your creative projects — whatever inspires you is the right way to do it.
Lesson Three: Who Are You — The Storyteller
The challenge for Lesson Three: Who Are You — The Storyteller is to document your storyteller profile.
For this spread I to focus on a couple of key important parts of who I am as the storyteller. I used a clear acrylic page to create an overlay that laid right on top of my oversized photo.
Throughout the album I’m using a double page spread for each challenge. This spread is made up of a watercolor paper left side and full size photo pasted onto watercolor paper right side. There is a full acrylic page in the middle, which I decorated so that the embellishments lay over the right side.
A few thoughts on this spread:
To embellish the title, I added a strip of printed washi tape stickers (the same ones I used on the reverse acrylic page) and added this month’s date. I finished up with vellum hearts and a gold glitter heart.
I added washi tape sticker strips on top of an acrylic page to contain my journaling for this spread. I chose the stickers numbered 1-5 and added them to the right side of the acrylic page.
One of my favorite (and easiest ways to start) ways to use acrylic/clear pages is to add them over a large photo. For this spread, I laid the acrylic page on top of the photograph and decorated the acrylic page the same way I would decorate the page below (the photo).
Acrylic pages are perfect for layering. Sometimes it can get overwhelming pretty quickly — all that extra clear space to do whatever you want with. My best tip: keep it simple. In this spread, I chose to only decorate the acrylic page with the washi tape stickers.
I’m not super concerned with the backside of the acrylic page. I like that I can see through the washi tape journaling. If this bothers you, cover up the backside with patterned paper, or additional washi tape.
I used a full size photo on the right side. The watercolor page was a little big larger than my photo, so I added some patterned paper on the left side above the photo.
I chose to flip my photo on its side for two reasons — one, I’ve had this photo on my desk for a few months and I’ve really been wanting to use it in a spread. Two, I like rotating things to subvert expectations. When the picture is on it’s side it’s not just another selfie shot of me, it’s a little more abstract, but keeps still the composition interesting and the subject matter true.
I also really liked that it was lighter near the left side and darker on the right — it made it perfect for the acrylic page I layered on top with the journaling.
You are the storyteller and you are the best person to tell your story.
This is FOR YOU.
I’m using the 6×9 binder in the Find Your Voice main kit as my album for this workshop. While you definitely don’t need to create a separate album for this workshop, it’s nice to have a single finished product when we wrap up the workshop. If you’d like to see how I started this album and the content for lesson one, check out this blog post.
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