Venice holds a special place in my heart. It is one of the most romantic and history filled places I have ever traveled to. It has been several years since I have been there and I am missing Venice. So, I wrote Venice a love letter.
Clear glass beads over painted text. I have had the jar of those things for ever- it felt so good to use something that has been neglected for so so long.
This stamp, a part of Maureen Blackman’s Venice collection, was exactly what I needed here. Serious seamstresses- avert your eyes from the horrible stitching (that I quite like).
The notebook paper was drenched in spray inks and then lots of water to get that great color. Not surprisingly, cheap paper rips when wet. At first I thought it was a mistake, but then I realized it was just an oops. Turned out that I liked the rip and how it looked. I never would have ripped it there on purpose but I like what it did so next time I may rip it there on purpose.
Writing over the wrinkled paper- well, it didn’t go well. I don’t love my handwriting anyway and when I added the wrinkled challenge- well, let’s just say oops. I actually kept scratching over it with a very fine tipped pen and in the end I like it! I actually like my handwriting- a big deal for me!
You where I’d like to go on my next trip. Do you have a favorite vacation spot that you miss?
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