Getting started is the toughest part for me many days. Where do I start? What do I make? What colors do I use? These are just questions from a cranky inner critic designed to keep me from getting to my creative side. So, I decided I was going to shut that critic up by answering those questions. How? By using challenges.
So my colors, soft pink and gray come from the Summer of Color challenge. The envelope comes from the Lessology recycling challenge of using packaging. The paint comes from Paint Party Friday. The postal theme comes from Fashionable Stamping. The art journal feel to this comes from Art Journal Every Day.
By combining these challenges I now had a plan and that cranky inner critic was suddenly much quieter. Once that critic was quiet I could see where my muse would take me. I ended up with an envelope that will hold a stack of letters I have that my mother wrote to her aunts, my great aunts when she was a kid.
You can watch the video on YouTube here.
The tissue paper just melts into the background without cutting it carefully! I used the Catalyst Mini Blade #4 (which looks and works like a great spatula for gel medium).
The scribble writing is using Pam Carriker’s Sketching Ink from Derivan.
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Want more? Here’s a peek at the tag I made and there is a full video over on the StencilGirl blog!