Saturday, May 18, 2013

Journal Page 17....Beauty Seen

For Todays journal page I wanted to create something bright and colorful
To create this bright background I took tattered angels sprays, sprayed it on my paper and wiped it with a paper towel, giving it more of a colorwash look. 
I also added in some of my homemade shimmer mists in a variety of colors
and finished it off with added a bit of Tim Holtz distress inks for added depth. 
For the butterfly I used a tattered angels mask that I inked in embossing ink,
sprinkled it with a shimmer embossing powder and heat set. 
I also applied a bit of stickles onto it for just a "ghost" of a sparkle.
Now onto the quote:
"Beauty seen is never lost"
Translation for me: When you see something beautiful it is bright and vivid, but as time goes on the image may fade away (the fading ink, the words a bit faded in areas)
the image or memory never truly goes away (the ghost of the butterfly) its always there.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Journal Page 16- Art Washes away

This weekend we are celebrating Mother's Day, with that comes Mother's Day projects. 
My two youngest sons both answered questions about me. 
Needless to say my love of crafting came up on both of them!
I had to laugh as one commented on the best gift he could give me
would be buying me the last craft item that I need........ silly boy he has yet to realize that they are always creating something new that us crafters need!  LOL
So the journal page is a reflection of what my "crafting" does for me........
For this page I did alot of layering with inks.  I also swiped a bit of white paint on it and added a bit of silver mica flakes.  For the tag I grunged it up a bit and also the ribbon. 
The quote "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  ~Picasso
For me that translates to wiping away the stresses of everyday life.  We all have them rather it be work, family, or finances. If left unattended they can clutter the soul. Everyone has their "stress buster"  for me it is creating art. 
The "messy" background represents the stress,
the white paint represents the wind or act of "dusting"
and the mica flakes are bits of the stress flying away.
So for this Mother's Day I sent to you a happy well deserved break from all your stresses.  May you enjoy your day.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Alcohol Inks as Watercolor

So today I worked on creating my alcohol ink pallate. 
I finally have the whole set, needless to say this is only one section of them....
Poor hubby is gonna have to hang the other wire tray so I can get the rest of them up!
Here is a video of how I went about it.
Thanks for watching the video, as promised here is the finished project.