Well, I hadn't planned on starting my post this way but the news of the Cathedrale de Notre Dame fire and devastation of it in Paris has saddened me so. I have visited this place at least several times, always in awe of this centuries old building. Thankfully no one was injured as the cathedrale had closed for the evening, and artworks and relics have been saved. Only time will tell how much - if any- of this magnificent historic building can be saved.
On to some art projects. First up is a bit of play with Distress inks and photoshop:
The stamps are a set by Darkroom Door. I inked the coffee mug with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans inks then spritzed with water before stamping onto watercolor paper. Then I just stamped around the focal image to get the excess ink off. The sentiment was stamped in the Vintage Photo then outlined with a black gel pen. The same ink colors were used to add the spatters.
And then I played with the piece by using the 'Difference Clouds Effect' in Photoshop:
In continuing with a circles challenge I am doing on Instagram here are more backgrounds I created:
Dina Wakley had posted a genius way to use the white printed collage tissue which is included with her black printed tissue packs! Really, I wasn't so sure how to use them-until now:) She used some of her new pastel paints to paint the backs of the white patterned tissue before gluing them down. I decided to do the same BUT I used Distress reinkers right from the bottles for a much more vibrant effect. Love it!!
And who doesn't like having lots of artsy fun? So I created an art journal page using some of my new products:
This page is in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. Products used: DW paints- Blushing, Penny, Peacock, Lime, Cheddar. DW stamp sets: Good Idea, Say It With Flowers. DW Mini Favorites stencil. Tim Holtz Linen layering stencil, Typography collage paper. Archival Jet Black ink. Distress inks- Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick. Distress Oxide inks- Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron.
I will be joining Art Journal Journey (theme is Having Fun); Paint Party Friday; the Simon Monday Challenge (Beautiful Blooms), and Try It On Tuesday (Use a Stencil or Two).
And for anyone celebrating Passover or Easter Sunday I wish you a joyous holiday. I will be hosting my little family for dinner on Sunday. Happy week and weekend!
" Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness." Floyd Tomkins