cmp week 45

I love this week’s quote because some days I do find myself doing weird stuff when I’m tired or distracted. I used Dylusions paints, a StencilGirl stencil and Simon Says Stamp inkpad.

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CJS17 day 10

Today’s video was with the fabulous Birgit Koopsen, whose work I love.  I used her techniques to collage and paint the front cover of my Moleskin diary. I started with gelli printed tissue, then stencilled on the tissue with Tim Holtz and StencilGirl stencils, and stamped with a variety of older rubber stamps. I added a coat of gesso to the cover, then tore the tissue into pieces and adhered with gloss polymer. Once it was dry I used black and white Dina Wakley paint and my favourite StencilGirl stencils.

This was a fun project and I’m happy with the end result.

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colourmepositive week 18

This week’s quote was from Julia Cameron, who wrote The artists way. The bonus challenge was to use a heart/s on the page. I suspect my heart was not quite what they were thinking of! I used a StencilGirl stencil, other stencils, Dylusions paint and Golden Fluid acrylics. In the bottom left you can see, under the red border, that I started stamping a different border but didn’t like it. I left it there because the joy is in the process of creation and the final page doesn’t have to be perfect…

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Gelli play – making painted paper

I’ve been playing with my Gelli Plate, a bunch of Stencil Girl stencils and some Dylusions paint to make painted paper. I like the Dylusions paint for gelli printing – it gives good coverage and doesn’t dry too quickly, even in the hot weather. Oddly enough, it dries fast in my art jounal. These painted papers have at least 2 layers, some have 4 layers, of paint. The prints will be cut up for card making or kept for in my art journal, collage projects, etc.

Making some general cards

I’ve spent the weekend finishing off the multi-step Christmas card pile, and had a few blanks left over. Rather than tuck them away unused, I decided to make a couple of general cards using a favorite StencilGirl stencil by Jessica Sporn and some leftover Gelli prints. The stamping is done with Dina Wakley paint, which has a lovely matt finish.

divine namaste