I finally have been working on some things once again. Funny how life gets in the way of art sometimes. I love the new mini distress ink pads that Tim Holtz and Ranger have released this year so I decided to participate in the June tag. You can check out the process on Tim Holtz's blog http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-june/. I used Tim's crocodile stencil #22 to apply the watercolor background then using a blending tool added Wild Honey distress ink on top. The other variation that I used was the little boy on this TH stamp was solid black so I painted the inside space with white gesso then proceeded to paint the image with the water brush with distress ink. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out Tim's blog because his work is truly amazing!
Got a chance to meet Ms Dyan Reaveley at Stampaway. She does really cool Journals.
And of course Tim Holtz was there too demonstrating his awesome products and talents. Had a great time purchasing new goodies to try!!
I have been having some fun working with Dina Wakely's "Garden Grunge" stamps. Here are some of the ATC's I have done this past week. Most started with a stenciled background. I used gesso, torn dictionary paper, fabric, stamped images, whitewashed some, and added rub-ons to others. I was happy with the results and plan to do a series of these to be included on a larger piece. Love these wonderful images Dina has created. My local stamp store "Wishful Thinking" in Nashville, IN carries Dina's complete line of stamps so of course I had to have them all (a decision I don't regret for a moment). Hope you can find them near you, but if not, Wishful Thinking will ship them to you or you can order online at Stampington & Co.. Have fun with them! ~Carol
I thought I would post one of my journal pages. I am working on putting my thoughts down on paper which is hard for me. I envy those who can do it effortlessly. I like my colors on this one and the girl in the middle. I used collage, markers, and stamping. Thanks! Marla
I just finished teaching a weekend full of classes at my favorite local store, Wishful Thinking in Nashville, IN and had great students! Thanks to all of my students for making it such a fun and successful weekend. Here are my sample pictures of the projects that we did.
DOUBLE DELIGHT LAY IT ON ME, BABY!
We also decorated an idea-ology Configuration Box and it was fun to see how different each one turned out. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of them. Ugh! I will have to remember to do that so that I can post some of my students works next time. A picture of one of my configuration boxes is in my photo album to the right.
I hope you had the opportunity to do something creative this weekend. It is a healthy addition to your life.