Sometimes a few minutes is all you have to play and that’s all I need to make an OOPS, an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. Being an adult can take up most of the day, but I have to have a bit of play for my sanity. Just a few minutes of play with the art supplies keeps me happy during the busy holiday season.
The art journal page I’m working on was started in this video, and all I had time for was one layer with a stencil mask and not surprisingly, I managed to have an OOPS. So grateful for having ample baby wipes on hand!
Watch A Baby Wipe, A Stencil, and the OOPS in my art journal on YouTube.
So now I have all this white space and I have the big decision of leaving it white or adding color. This could be a big decision, but really, next time I work on this page, I just need to pick one and do it. After all, an OOPS is the worst thing that could happen.
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Now you’ve seen my play, let’s see yours! Share what you’re creating with us all in the Facebook group and be inspired by what others are creating! And be sure to leave a comment here to get entered in the monthly $50 gift certificate giveaway!
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What is Let’s Play? It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play and each month I share a specific strategy that helped me recapture the freedom and fun of play. You can see more of the Let’s Play series here. Be sure to get entered in the $50 Dick Blick giveaway by leaving a comment below.
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Love this!!! Great use of that fun background!
Carolyn, I love your sense of play! The use of the mask/stencil is fabulous. I must remember to use baby wipes more often. Thanks for the video.
I’m leaving comments everywhere on this page. Just Fabulous.
I love the way the spatula drags out the paint at the edges, I don’t think you could get the same effect with a brush. I’m also grateful you used the mask, I never think about them, so don’t use them enough. Nice reminder, thanks??
I love the page and think it’s perfect the way it is!
I love your vids! I learn more than just art, I use an OOPS strategy in life as well! Thank you for your positive smile!
This is one of my favorite techniques, even when it’s not an OOPS.
I really enjoy your OOPS play! Thanks so much!
I love how spectacular your oops are. Wish I could say the same.
I love all your work!
love te babywipe idea! Is your background modpodged?
Hi Jo, The background is just paint – you can see how it was created in the video at https://youtu.be/lb498yAqlr8
I love how that background looks like plaid!! Amazing colors too ?
If we don’t chat again before the new year, happy everything to you and yours. ?
I love this page and the white space, especially the way the brush strokes move away from the dancer, gives even the white space movement! As always, even your “OOPS” ROCK!
Amazing work! I want to try this! Thanks for sharing your artwork. 🙂