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This was just what I was doing – playing and exploring but explore was too long a word for the space…I keep thinking that I’m going to get into greens and browns for Thanksgiving, but this year may be a rainbow Thanksgiving!  Be sure to check out all the other amazing artists participating in Art Every Day Month!

I love textures so each time I go past this I want to run my fingers over it.

Glued an assortment of papers run through texture folders.








Inks and spray inks mingling together.  Loved how vibrant it was at this point.  When it dried it looked more subdued and I had to accept that but I loved the wet and runny stage!!!!



Decided on the focal point but the blue didn’t work for me. Added some dry brushing with white paint.







Pink worked better but it wasn’t the right pink but I loved the texture so I decided to make it work.






I added pink and red spray inks and stamped on the wings.  Now there is hope for this dress form.







Now for the word.







Tried a couple of things on the word but not really happy with it here.  Also, cut up a transparency with text on it for another layer on the dress form – that dress form still needs something…






Portfolio crayons to the rescue!  The smearing made me happy.  Play is great, but that dress form still needed something.






Portfolio crayons shaded the dress form and now I was happy!







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  • Kelly November 23, 2011, 8:54 am

    What gorgeous colors and textures! I can see why you want to run your fingers over it each time you pass it :> I also enjoyed seeing the process that you went through on this one. I have some journal pages that I am not quite happy with. I may have to add layers and tweak. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cynthia November 23, 2011, 11:37 am

    Totally agree with Kelly–love the colors and the textures! GORGEOUS. 🙂

  • Diana Evans November 23, 2011, 12:03 pm

    oh this is so clever!!!I love the use of textured paper ….what a great look that is…and I have to say that your colour palette always makes me so happy!!! Wonderful work!!!

  • Julie November 23, 2011, 12:38 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the colors. Playing and exploring are two of my favorite things. 🙂

  • Pauline Leger November 23, 2011, 1:51 pm

    This is GREAT! i love how you showed each step – and the choices you made along the way. Love the textured blocks of paper you used for a background, and your color choice. Thanks for posting! (found you via AEDM) 🙂

  • Valerie-Jael November 24, 2011, 3:20 am

    Wonderful colours and textures! I spent yesterday playing with textures for my PPF piece, great fun, too! Valerie

  • iHanna November 24, 2011, 4:20 am

    What a cool idea, and yummy textures. I really like your venice piece below too. I would do some hand stitching on top of it too… that would be fun!

  • Rita McGregor November 24, 2011, 5:13 am

    Love-love-love the colors!! The use of textured paper is marvelous. I love hearing all about the step-by-step thought process with pictures. Lovely finished product that I’d love to run my fingers over, too. 🙂

  • forward tumble November 26, 2011, 12:11 pm

    it’s great to see you work your work, thank you for visiting my aedm blog, too

  • forward tumble November 26, 2011, 12:13 pm

    somehow I messages up the link tag… sorry 