A happy box of spray inks arrived in the mail. I decided to play with wild abandon. I put the vintage doily and a butterfly stencil by Julie Balzer down and started spraying inks around. I thought I had picked some good colors to coordinate. Nope. Ugly. Yucky.
But I am not a quitter. I am a gesso-er.
I gesso’d around the parts I didn’t like. I knew this was just another layer of many. I didn’t even bother to photograph it. But it started to grown on me. I used a big pencil to draw in the butterfly shapes. Then Dina Wakley’s text stamp . I was pulled away from the studio for a while.
When I returned I just liked it the way it was. This was a huge surprise to me. I tend to like many many layers and a bundle of different mediums. And very very little white space. But I like it here.
Thanks Dina for a challenge that helped push me out of my usual. If you’d like to join her Out of the Journal challenge this August click here!