Monday, October 1, 2012

Journal Play

I haven't been able to do much, because my husband shared his cold with me, so whatever energy I had was drained fighting my "gift". I feel better today, and really wanted to make some art, so I just played on a journal page rather than focus on something which needed a clear mind to get it done right.

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This page had already has some light lavender color on it from a baby wipe I had used to clean up other art pieces. Some of it shows down at the bottom left (it looks gray in the photo). I played around with using foam plates to stamp with, the first was the whole bottom of a plate with Vermilion paint, and pressed on there twice. Then I did a smaller one with a heart carved in and swiped with Sap Green. The page background is painted in a wash of Indian Yellow. I added a scrap of paper from Taiwan, and two butterflies are collaged on. Oil pastels were added for color effect and then some squiggles with a paint pen. Oh yes, I also used part of a background word stamp in the upper left corner and the bottom right corner. And it was fun!

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  1. gorgeous journal page!
    never thought to use a foam plate that way!
    hope you feel better soon..colds can really wipe you out!

  2. Beautiful autumnal page. Hope you shake that cold off soon.

  3. I like the hearts and the beautiful yellow! that's one of my favorite colors. :)

  4. I like the hearts too and the colors, it's very nice! Love you!


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