Monday, July 27, 2020
Keeping Creative During The Heat
Yikes- another heat wave has hit us- too hot to be outdoors very long even for me! So I did what enjoy most- making delicious salads, baking, and playing in my art room!
A bunch of pages in my art journals got splattered, sprayed and stenciled for great backgrounds. I used Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and I should have taken a photo of what my hands looked like afterward:):) It took a bit of scrubbing to get them clean again- but I don't mind cuz I don't like wearing gloves unless absolutely necessary. What about you?
So here is one completed page meant for Art Journal Journey (When It's Hot theme- and when it's hot I stay in and make art;), and the Simon Says Monday Blog Challenge (Art Journal):
This page was done in the Dina Wakley Blue Media Journal-inside cover page.
Products: Dina Wakley- journal, Faces Collage Tissue, Words Collage Tissue, Leafy Stencil, Mini Favorites Stencil, Gloss Sprays- Turquoise, Lemon. Other- pink, blue Posca pens, Stabilo All black pencil. Speaking of gloss sprays and Dina Wakley- I am signed up for a class she has on all the ways you can create with gloss sprays. I plan on watching some of the videos and playing later.
Two weeks ago Bleubeard and Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover celebrated the 7th anniversary of T Stands For Tuesday and some of us participated in making an ATC to send out to another person in the link who was also playing. We are sharing our happy mail and art with each other in today's post and link up. Do come and join us and see what everyone's been doing won't you?
Here are two ATCs I made- one I sent to Elizabeth and the other to Erika:
The backgrounds were cut from a paper towel mop up of ink sprays. I simply added a Dina Wakley Collage Collective circle (edges sponged with black ink), Chit Chat word stickers from Tim Holtz, washi tapes (Recollections), and dragonfly brads.
And look what Elizabeth sent me:
I love the darling ATC, and what's not to love about receiving ephemera to play with. I visited London many years ago and fell in love with the city and this postcard took me right back to those happy memories! The paper behind it is really special as it was handmade by Elizabeth. It has a beautiful feel and texture and I hope I can somehow do justice to it and show it off in my art projects along the way. Thank you thank you dear Elizabeth! And as we need something drink related to link up I will use her ATC with the kitty and teacup for my ticket in;)
I made this tag for the Simon Says Wednesday Blog Challenge (Reach For The Stars):
Products: manila tag, Texture Paste (Ranger); Tim Holtz- Falling Stars stencil, Paper Dolls, Quote Chips; Dina Wakley Collage Collective, Gloss Spray-white; Dylusions ink sprays- London Blue, After Midnight; Versafine Onyx Black ink; Diamond Stickles glitter glue (Ranger).
And again I will end this post with my latest index card art for the Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day Challenge on IG. Only 4 more to go and I will have completed the 61 day challenge- woohoo!
Joining Paint Party Friday as usual also:) Have a super week everyone!
" Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?"