I was thinking of this month's challenge at Mix It Monthly (City/Village), Art Journal Journey's challenge for this month (favorite poems/quotes), and the upcoming Earth Day holiday on April 22 when I came up with this page. The quote is by Graham Hancock. The background is a gelli plate printed paper, the "earth" is a gelli plate print on deli paper. I do not have any of the circles gelli plates but you can read about how I made my circle prints in this post. Other supplies: International Skyline rubber stamp (Hero Arts), wood veneer figures (Studio Calico), Jet Black ink Staz -On(Tsukineko).
Recently my order from Dick Blick arrived. Many thanks to Paint Party Friday for the generous GC I won! Of course I added a bit more-how could I resist?
Here's my new stash:
I have never worked on wood boards and wanted to give it a go. Three bottles of ink, Liquitex slow-dri blending medium, and Gamblin cold wax medium and a set of student grade oil paints. I have been dying to try my hand at oil and cold wax painting using the wabi-sabi style I so love but I want to learn before buying the expensive paints. If any of you have any kind of links or tips I 'd SO love for you to share! I heard that Serena Barton has a new book coming out and will share techniques on this but I don't know if I can wait until late summer:):) I have looked at some You-Tube vids and websites but haven't found the basic answers about collaging papers with it and whether or not you buff it to finish.
I also got one card made for the Simon Wednesday Challenge (April Showers and/or Spring Flowers theme) and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge which is to use this sketch:
Products: card stock (Coredinations); patterned card stock (Basic Grey); die cut tag(Colorbok); clear stamp (Papertrey Ink-Think Big Favorites #3); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); lg. paper flower (The Paper Studio).
That's it for today. Looking forward to catching up with everyone again!
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