The background began by trying out new to me Gelatos. I scribbled several colors around the page then blended the colors using a light touch of gesso on a brush. Gelli print circles, dictionary page, black and white acrylic paint, Black Fine Line Sharpie Pen, red pen, charcoal pencil.
My contribution to Art Journal Every Day, Art Journal Journey, and Paint Party Friday!
The new sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge is this:
And this is my card:
Products: white, pink card stock; patterned paper; washi tape; Versafine Onyx Black ink; rubber stamp (studio g - Hampton Art); Grand Calibur die cut machine and Wonky Rectangle dies (Spellbinders); markers (Marvy); paper flowers (Recollections); brad (JoAnn Stores); clear glitter pen-Wink Of Stella (Zig); tiny stars -Nail Jewels.
This card is for the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is "Clean and Simple" this week:
You can see more of my stamped background papers and read about them in this post.
Products: white card stock; white paper doily; green felt; rubber stamp (Hero Arts-Small Greetings Set); lg. cling stamp (Impression Obsession-Ornate Floral); Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk ink (Clearsnap); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); paper flower (Recollections); Class a Peels Sticker (Stampendous).
I just read THE best news the other day- Serena Barton has a new book titled "Wabi Sabi Painting With Cold Wax: Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art" being released through Amazon on August 19, 2015!! You can preorder it now:) Many of you know how often I refer to Serena when sharing my wabi sabi and/or Serena inspired techniques in various projects. I also just mentioned that I recently bought cold wax and oil paints to learn about using them-and voila- I will soon have Serena's guidance yet again :):) It's the very next best thing since she teaches at venues out of my reach, and I cannot wait!
Have a fab weekend all-I will be around to visit, and I so appreciate your comments here. XO
Leaving you today with the quote I used on my journal page:
" Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love."