Challenge #31. Thirty one. Three. One. That is a LOT of art!!
Great technique challenge this time that lends itself to all kinds of mixed media applications. I thought I was going to do a card then thought I'd do a tag. I ended up doing an art journal page using my tag.
Page 47 of Compendium of Curiosities III is where you'll find simple instructions for this technique. Inspiration Emporium is our sponsor this challenge with an incredibly generous $50 gift certificate. The Curiosity Crew choice wins an awesome cache of crafting gear from Sir Tim Holtz and his able assistant, Mario Rossi. Check out all the guidelines you'll want to know about to be eligible for to win on Linda Ledbetter's blog. Be SURE to leave some love on my Curiosity sisters blogs!!
I used Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage Distress Paints with Typo, Wildflower, Numbering, and Gothic Layering Stencils. Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey are my Distress Ink choices. And Vintage Photo. Always Vintage Photo.
I was surprised and happy to find the Distress Paint resisted drips of Distress Spray Stain!! I keep adding more and more touches of black, it looked great against the lighter, earthy colors.
I wrote my quote on an earlier version of right page and just blew it. The stenciling made the background too busy and the writing got lost.
This is the best, most funnest thing about art journaling to me. You can gesso and paint over anything. The mistakes often make the thing that you love the most, in the end. I found this quote which I really loved. I've been thinking about it for a while and really appreciated this chance to use of for an art journal page. Dina Wakley's Fude Ball pens from Ranger are so great for art journaling, they write on anything!! Very smooth and fluid.
I hope you have FUN with this tech!! Go get painty!!
Soooooo...... how was your week?
Mine was a little crazy. Actually the last two weeks. On June 8 my husband went out for a sort hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, which is about 15 minutes from our house. I got a call from him that afternoon that he had broken his ankle and needed help. The short story is the Park Ranger Search and Rescue team (heroes!!!!) searched for him for six hours. Once they found him, it took them over eight hours to get him back to the trailhead where I was waiting at 2 am to take him directly to the hospital. Surgery that afternoon and then home by 7 pm.
It is still so surreal!! If you're interested, you can read about it here.
I didn't really get to comment on your art for the last challenge and for that I apologize. BUT my huz is doing really, really well and will be back on the trails this year, I'm sure. I'm getting my schedule back and I'm really looking forward to more studio time!!