There’s a New Color in my Rainbow

I'm splattering Color Blooms spray inks in this video as I add layers to may altered book journal

I can’t believe I am going to say this.  I had seen the writing on the wall during my trip to teach in Arizona and also when I hung out with Kirsten Reed in Memphis at Art Is You.  I had an inkling that this change was coming but I was still resisting it, until now.  I actually used a mud color and I liked it.

At this moment, I know Kirsten is in pure shock.  She’s tried to convince me of the magic of the mud colors, especially brown.  What changed my mind?  Prima’s Chalk Edger.

I'm splattering Color Blooms spray inks in this video as I add layers to may altered book journal

 

Prima sent me a box of goodies and in there were these Chalk Edger packs.  One of the colors was Old Road.  It was a joy to use with Roxanne Evans Stout’s Nature’s Gatherings stencil.  Made it so simple to just use part of the stencil.

 

The video captures the making of this altered book spread, including how I  splatter with the Color Blooms sprays for those of you wondering how that one spray nozzle can both spray and splatter.

Watch Splattering Color Bloom Spray Ink in an art journal page on YouTube.

Thanks Prima for inspiring this art journal play!

I'm splattering Color Blooms spray inks in this video as I add layers to may altered book journal

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Sharing with my friends at  Paint Party Friday, Creative Every Day, and Art Journal Every Day.  

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Give Yourself a High Five Using a Gelli Print

Video showing how I made this little canvases with Gelli printed deli paper

 

Watch Using a Gelli Print on a Mini Canvas on YouTube.

On those days when I am feeling self critical, it is easy for me to think about my failures. You know those big failures like when I forgot to make a reservation at the restaurant.  Or when I forgot my kid had an orthodontist appointment.   I doubt I am the only one who does this…but thankfully I can play in my studio to get things turned around.

That creative time helps me put things into perspective.  That helps shift my mood and makes my day a whole lot brighter.

I made these canvases as a reminder to myself to celebrate all the successes, big and small.  All those small successes add up to make some very big ones over time.    I’d love to know what successes (big or small)  you’ve had recently so we can all give you a high five!

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I Made Something So Truly Ugly

Ugly is a gift when making artUgly is a gift!  Really!  This canvas worked out in the end but it did have some hideously ugly stages.  Truly hideous.  And all that ugly was a good thing!

Ugly good?  Yes!  You can see what I mean over on my latest guest post, Ugly is a Gift, at CreateMixedMedia.

 

 

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