I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
I was excited about this week’s paint because I ordered her HAPPENSTANCE
COLLECTION of stencils from Stencil Girl and they arrived this week! I was hesitant about ordering them but after
several days of thinking about it I made the purchase. Glad I did as they are now sold out!
Starting out, I notice her page often have paint on them before
beginning. Now sure if this is left over
paint or this is done on purpose as a way to give herself a place to
begin. I will have to ask her this.
I was excited to use the acrylic inks again after the
painting disaster a couple of weeks ago.
I like how they create a background effect for the page. I never would have thought of this. When I reached for the spray bottle to spray
water on the ink I notice before I started
spraying (thankfully!) that I accidentally pulled out the stamp cleaner
instead of water. Note to self: move the stamp
cleaner to another spot!
What I learned:
inks make an interesting background for the page.
2.I like using the masks, especially with the
white paint. I have a cheap bottle of
white paint and for now that is okay. Eventually
I will need to invest in a better quality tube such as the Dina Wakley she
3.Making doodles with the pencil on the page doesn't
do anything for me so I generally leave these off, and I’m okay with this.