Monday, August 10, 2020
Gloss Spray Play!
Hi Peeps! How is everyone? We've continued to bake in heat and humidity here with only relief early AM or after sunset. Hubby's had the week off so it's been nice to sit out late with a glass of wine. Needless to say it was a staycation which should have been the beach vacation. But it was still nice just to relax, meet with a couple for outdoor dining one day, and meet with friends for outdoor swimming and grilling another day. We also ventured out to a shopping center for the first time as hubby needed to get a shirt and order a vest for our son's wedding late October. Despite all the Covid rules and distancing it actually felt good to walk about a few stores (each individual storefront is outside) including Barnes and Noble:) No crowds either so we felt comfortable. Have you gone out or met with friends or family?
OK, on to my photo for T Stands For Tuesday and then the art play!
For one of our dinners I made shrimp scampi along with a new quinoa salad recipe I made-and it was divine with it's tropical notes - mango, lime and unsweetened coconut shaves - along with pumpkin seeds, red pepper, and some red onion. The recipe was in our newspaper and I just knew it would be good! We chose a Pinot Noir (we don't follow wine pairing rules) and it went quite nicely with our meal. Cheers!
I had lots of fun (and quite messy!) two days playing with my Dina Wakley/Ranger Ink Gloss Sprays after watching the online class:
Playing with abstract flower painting using the sprays:
I also practiced one on a scrap of heavy cardstock:
and then on a tag which I then added to a journal page (the page background had been done quite awhile ago with many layers):
Tag was glued to page. I added stenciling using Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to blend it into the page. Bees are from a napkin. A scrap of distressed corrugated cardboard and a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker finished it off.
Joining in at Art Journal Journey (theme is Pockets and tags); Try It On Tuesday (Words or Numbers); and the Simon Says Monday Challenge (Summer Memories). Summer flowers, summer bees, enjoying the simple things.
A bit more gloss spray play:
My very wonky gloss spray faces on a scrap paper using the stem of Night Gloss Spray to draw them.They are meant to be abstract- you don't have a choice - because the amount of paint that comes out of the stem as you draw is very unpredictable. I def. need more practice-;)
And a favorite of mine- puddling, moving, scraping the sprays around for abstract backgrounds!!:
The three of these (although I cropped them square) were done on Dina Wakley's loose cotton rag watercolor sheets. Do you have a favorite? I used all Gloss Sprays in many colors so I won't list them but if you have a ? about a color just ask.
It's a given that I will also be joining in at Paint Party Friday too:) Have a super week everyone!
" Flowers are the music of the ground. From Earth's lips spoken without sound." Edwin Curran