I was thrilled when I heard from Serena because she wanted to share my art on her blog! How cool is that? And BTW if any of you purchase her book and create art inspired by it, she would love to share it on her blog anytime.
Here is my third in a series (how many it will be is yet to be determined. I don't know what I'm going to do with it all:) of wabi-sabi art. My inspiration is from pg. 52 in the book although it looks nothing like Serena's project. I'm happy to say I'm able to apply the concepts and make the projects my own.
My canvas began like this:
The green is mulberry paper and the off-white is this textured handmade paper I got at Dick Blick some years ago but I don't know what it is:
Once the papers were glued on and dried I began adding the following paints-Americana Hauser Light Green and Baby Blue; Golden Hansa Yellow Medium and Pthalo Blue Green Shade; and some Caran D'Ache water soluble crayons. I used the blending/wiping away method as described in the book. " I met her by the daisy fields" was lightly and loosely written in pencil. White acrylic paint and Golden Iridescent Bright Gold Fine was spattered over the lower half. A small flower punch and vellum was used to create the flowers glued on in random places.
Here is a detail pic:
I also just finished and mailed some Halloween tags for a swap I was invited to participate in (thanks Sallie!) It was a 6/6 swap but I made a few extras including one for her.
Tags were covered with Flocked Spider Halloween paper (Making Memories) given to me by my friend LuAnn (thank you!!). I watered down Golden Permanent Violet Dark Fluid Acrylic and dripped it down the tags. Main images on the first set of tags are ARTchix Studio and on the second set they are from Retro Café Art. I sponged black ink around the tags, images and typed words. Stamped the Halloween ticket (Craft Smart-Michael's), trimmed and glued to tags. They were then embellished with a variety of stickers and fibers. I can't wait to see my returns and have them to display banner style for the season!
Are you creating anything to get into the upcoming fall season?? We are still having really gorgeous summery weather but without the humidity. LOVE.
Linking up to Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, Glue It Tuesday, Mandarin Orange Monday and Paint Party Friday. Thanks to all the awesome hostesses of these challenges!
Many thanks to everyone for your comments, thoughts and opinions/input regarding my "Orange Moon" canvas in my last post. I decided to leave it as is.
"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." Celia Thaxter