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Inspirational Quote ... "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." I started with torn pages from a book I had altered in the past, then added some tissue paper and blue scrap pieces, then added some white gesso over it, and added the quote. Used a mask of barbed wires to add some interest to the right side, still didn't look finished, so I added some circle doodles and a few flowers and lastly the bird stamped image.
Next was a page using magazine images. I have a stash of these as I could not bring many magazines with me. I liked the fishes and stack of books with statements about how to handle life. I started with a painted background, then added the images with gel medium. I have started to use a brayer to smooth the images and get them to adhere better. I spritzed some glimmer mist, then I added some charcoal around the images and smeared it. Then added my text and a Tim Holtz stamp.
Next my shoe page. Used watercolor crayons in the pink to purple range and washed over it with water. Added some dots and slashes of gesso. Then my magazine image and my picture of my new hiking boots. Added the details with charcoal both white and black. Also used mask letters to add the word shoes.
My last page started by adhering a piece of scrapbook paper and then drawing circles. Then I was to use a stamp in an unexpected way. So I got my set of small alphabet stamps out and used them to create a type of zentangle pattern in each space.
Before I knew it is was 10pm and getting a little chilly so I cleaned up and headed in. We will be leaving the cabin this Saturday. Hopefully I will have a little space in our next place to set up an art studio.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 9:05 AM
Getting caught up. I have made myself a little art studio on the covered porch of our little cabin we have until the end of May. It's been a bit cool and rainy. So I paint and then come inside to do finishing touches. First pic is of birdies on a line. I took the photo one morning while in Rockland at the harbor during sunrise.
The second is my name. My husband gave me the words to put on the letters of my name. He's a sweetie. I have been in a mood to do zentangles.
The last is using one color family. Used watercolor crayons and then added some details. My pens didn't like writing on this. Ended up using sharpies and a gel pen.
It's been a fun day doing art.
Posted by Deborah Schaefer at 7:06 PM