"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time Flies

How is it possible that it's been almost two weeks since my last post? 

I finally recuperated from my back going out and am now back to normal. You don't realize how much you need your back until it's not functioning!

My youngest daughter from Chicago has come in two weekends this month (we hadn't seen her since late last summer) for friends' weddings and a baby shower, so that has been fun to catch up with her in person.

As for art, I have done a few art journaling spreads and one more altered book spread.

This page was one where I deposited leftover paint and texture paste through stencils. I added the focal point of the window from a magazine and then covered the background with black gesso to tame the colors.  I then sanded over the texture and used gelato to bring some of the color back. This was a simple and quick page since the background was already started. This is in my small Dylusions art journal (I have several going at once.)




This spread was inspired by a similar page created by Shari Carroll for the Simon Says Stamp blog. She used Jane Davenport napkins, acrylic paints, stamped and embossed butterflies on vellum and some word "tiles" from Tim Holtz. Since I had all the supplies and loved the colors, I CASEd the spread in a spiral-bound journal.




And here's one more spread in my newest altered book. The background started with collaged scrapbook paper scraps and old book pages, covered with gesso and then juicy watercolors with alcohol dripped all over. The houses are assembled from scrapbook papers with doors and windows cut out and vintage images added behind the cutouts. I love how this came out.



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