This is for Mixabillity challenge #3 - to use text and reds. It is also for F4A156 to use my favorite colors. I don't so much love red, but I love love love oranges and pinks together -- so I took some liberties in the Mixability challenge.
Sorry the phrase is so small -- it says "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" And that about summarizes my space for my arting supplies :)
I used my new gelli plate and threw down Basics Acryllic Primary Red. In another section I threw down red+white (yep, pink). I threw down some orange, and then some orange+red (yummm). Brayered around, and pulled a bunch of prints.
I took Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's class on working with the gelli plate, and it was very inspiring. I used a bunch of stencils, and just played and played. The paper I used was deli paper!! It makes a lovely transparent layer when working with mixed media.
I took 3 mini mini canvases which have been sitting in my cabinet forevah, and threw down some gesso. Added a little scrap to each from a torn book page. All of this is with Golden matte gel medium.
I adhered the deli paper. Then I adhered another layer of deli paper -- I was going to make a Christy Tomlinson "she art girl" but that didn't go so well, so I just went with it. I decided to make a triangle pattern instead to tie all the canvases together. I used an old word stamp with Archiver's ink, in keeping with the theme.
I used Dyan Reaveslys' quote which is SO appropriate for me right now because I seem to be buying every supply under the sun. I just rearranged my supplies, and there is just not a lot of room for growth. Which should be fine, since I already bought every art journal medium over the last six months or so.
I am going to put these canvases inside my stamp cabinet. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors, but they don't really match my house.
Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great art journaling day!
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 GMT Views: 849
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 27101
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:01 PM
This is so COOL Lela! I love the script bg on these and all the stenciled colors/shapes...and that quote is so true! I like that you're going to display them on your stamp cabinet. You really rocked this!