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Monday, 7 May 2012

Red Blackbird

After the handmade tape strips of the last post I had a play with some
 bought Washi tape.



 The edges looked a bit stark and bare so I added some inky lines!

 I did this in my map journal where I only use red, white and black.....I also try and keep some of the map showing................I actually find working in this journal quite hard! In my "normal" journals if I do something I don't like or it doesn't work out I can just paint or gesso over it.....in this one as I want to keep the map showing this is not so easy!

 I was talking to some friends the other day about that left brain/right brain thing where you say the colour the word is written in rather than the actual word........so here is my version....BLACKbird written in red!! 
Apparently it's called a Stroop Test


 I even wrote in my own hand on this page ......I STILL find that hard to do!



14 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love love the blackbird and the writing around his body. The red and black is so effective and I love how you keep some of the map showing. Great pages and I need some washi tape, oh no more shopping lol. Tracy x x

herminesplace said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Sarah said...

we all hate our own handwriting, don't we? I think yours looks great on this page though.

Will be humming the song all night now :)

Palma said...

This page is great and now i can't get that song out of head :)

Sid said...

That is fantastic Sue, I hate my handwriting too !!

Sandy said...

Really really cool page.
Your play with Washi is great.
Love your work Sue. xoxo

Burnice said...

Great - I love black red and white too. Bloody song going round me 'ed!!!
BTW what's black, white and red all over?
A newspaper.
Doesn't work so well written does it??
There is another answer but it may (no it WILL) offend!!!!!
Burnice x

Minxy said...

Totally love this, I must be the only person who doesn't own any washi tape.. must rectify that soon!

johanna said...

this color combo is unbeatable!! really love what you created!

~*~Patty S said...

ooo your pages speak to me on many levels dear Sue!
Wonderful and interesting and inspiring!

Washi tape is taking the world by storm ;)

Oh and why is it hardly anyone likes their own handwriting...I think yours is really super!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

AND that song is one of my all time favorites :)

kimmie said...

I love it! you have great handwriting too! I had never heard of that stroop test .... but I have heard that some people see certain words in a certain color. Now wouldn't that be distracting?

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Sue - and I do find the word blackbird hard to say just because of the colour - it really does look wrong - weird1

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous ...and your handwriting looks really, really good, you should use it more often!