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.


DonnaMundinger said...

The background is beautiful and I could enlarge to see your tiny stamps. Obviously Uncle JF made an impression on you and this is a lovely tribute. That fabulous Poe quote in your post surely sounds like it applied to him. xxD

Laura B said...

Beautiful page! Thank you for explaining the story behind it. Thank you for playing along with our challenged this week! We've been feeding the birds here.:)