And don't forget to turn clocks 1 hour ahead ( I usually change my clocks Sat. nite) to Spring forward with an extra hour of daylight beginning Sunday-YAY!!
Each month our instructor for the "52 Weeks of Creative Abundance" class gives us a new word which is the theme each week for that month. In January it was "allow". In February it was "release". This month it's "imagine". We begin by making a reminder tag. Here's my tag which I glued into my moleskine journal:
I have been adding art to one page and journaling on the other. I loved Christi's idea for the tag so much that I decided to make something similar in my lg. art journal.
The background was painted with watered down Americana Baby Blue acrylic paint. Then I stencilled with a mixture of Folk Art Purple Lilac and Delta Ceramcoat Pearls. Wanna see my stencil??? I know you do! So here it is:
This is not a stencil per se-it's actually a 12" x 12" piece of scrapbook cardstock that was on clearance at AC Moore -for 20 cents!!! I don't scrapbook but I DO stencil :):) I bought several sheets so I can even cut one up if I want.How cool is that?
I did use an actual stencil a few places to add a bit of green. The silhouette was provided by Christi. I added some tissue paper "flowers" because I wanted to play with the same Traci Bautista technique I used for my flowers in this post.You'll find more details there.
After layers of color and line with Higgins Black Magic waterproof ink, oil pastels, watercolor pencils, paint markers and gesso they were done. I added punched, stamped flowers (Stampin Up!), liquid pearls and tiny plastic flowers. The stencil word "imagine" was added and I wrote in the rest of my sentence then finished it with a gelli print heart.
Here's a detail photo of the flowers:
Now, did you happen to notice I misspelled the word "fulfilling"? As soon as I wrote I realized what I did-Oops!! (as Carolyn would say :) And you know what ? I'm leaving it as is. We'll just keep it between you and I :)
Linking up to Art Journal Everyday, Paint Party Friday and Show and Tell Saturday at Artists in Blogland, and Mandarin Orange Monday.
See you next week, and don't forget to check back the weekend after next Friday(the 15th) to see if you've won one of my giveaways celebrating my first blogiversary!
"When you learn, teach. When you get, give." Maya Angelou