Thursday, February 27, 2014

Avicii - Hey Brother

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day 7 of kickstart your art challenge from Smeared and Smudged

Day 7 challenge was to use the easy water blotting background. Go to:
I wanted to try using different types of ink on this page to add some depth. I used some old walnut ink daubers I had for years now from Fiber Scraps( they r no longer in business.). I used some TH distress inks and smeared a little TA Glam on top.
With water I impressed circles randomly on the page using a circle stamp I had by worked perfectly. I even impressed lips on the bottom left corner in water using a stamp ( a little hard to see in pic). I stamped a mosquito and star on the page with memento blk ink (stamps by Judith).

This page reminds me of my Uncle JF who died tragically when I was a young teenager. He was a very highly intellectual eccentric yet gentle man. Beautiful inside and out. Died when he was only 26 years old. Anyway, this reminds me of him bc in his bedroom he had random writings and drawings on his walls. Some I still remember even now. I wish I had a camera at the time before the house was sold to take photos of his work on the walls.
"That which you mistake for madness is but an over acuteness of the senses."- Edgar Allan Poe
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Don't forget to feed the birds and wildlife during these cold months.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Day 6 kick start your art Challenge with Smeared and Smudge

I went to a high school cheer leading event today and set up a candle bar (I sell candles and sprinkles.). The cheerleaders were so cute and very helpful. They helped me pack and unpack. They were so creative with mixing my sprinkles to make their candles.  Anyway so I wasn't sure I would have time to do the challenge today. When I saw what the challenge was I was discouraged. I don't like texture on my pages. I like everything flat or near flat. I thought if I am going to be challenged do something I am not fond of too. Trying to go outside the box. Though I did take a couple class this past summer using various mediums but wasn't impressed with how they look. I am not a fan of the "drippy" stuff.
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So I stamped a few Smeared Ink images on paper then applied them to my page. I painted Faber Castells gel medium over them then applied Martha Stewarts black glitter to make it look a little glitzy and rough. The words I obviously hand wrote with a bold creative memories pen on regular loose leaf paper to keep with the traditional journal vibe. I applied CTMH's liquid glass to the heart image I stamped on the loose leaf paper. I roughly bordered the loose leaf paper tearings with Viva walnut brown metallic 3d stamp paint.

I used the focus on being an empath bc an interesting thing happened today at the cheerleading event.   These types of things happen often but usually the "other side" isn't so determined to make u state to the innocent person that they are present. So when u feel the "pushing" from the other side it kinda leaves an impact on you.
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