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Friday, January 29, 2016

A Sweet Heart

As Valentine's Day approaches, inspiration hit with time to spare.  After painting some old book text with orange and red acrylic paints, I cut out a heart shape.  Burgundy paint was used along the edges.

The background was pink acrylic paint spread around on the Gelli Plate printer.  When dry, I over stamped in pink ink with a botanical roller.  This pretty much disappeared.

Next, I stamped "Follow Your Art" with black ink in the center of the heart, finishing with a smear of gold acrylic paint.  After adhering the reddish heart to the pink background, I stamped the four corners of the post card with a hearts silhouettes rubber stamp design.

Another stamped saying fit in the lower left corner, and some typed-out words were applied near the top left.  I added a whimsical rubber stamp design to the top right corner, some gold paint pen dots along one edge of the heart,  and called it quits. Rather easy, and fun!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Messy Art

Sometimes we plan out the process and the medium, sometimes the medium determines the outcome. These acrylic paint backgrounds- bubbles, streaks and waves- were a complete surprise.  I neglected to mention- the technique is "smooshing"or spreading the paint with a roller on a Gelli Plate, then pressing the paper into it.  "Art?" Hmmmmmm

Would I try this again?  Definitely!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Random analysis

Life imitates art:

Sometimes abstract
Sometimes inspired
Sometimes brilliant
Often messy.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Add Some Layers

The teal green envelopes with "creamy dreamy" acrylic overwashes needed something, so today I had another Gelli Plate Printing session.  I added a layer of paint with stencils, and gold rubber stamp images after the paint dried

.Now, that's a little more interesting!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Let It Snow?

Today brought flurries, snow showers and then- the serious accumulation:  fat fluffy flakes with an agenda.  This is the rhododendron outside my window.  Just getting dark and it's still snowing!