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.
How many pins have you actually made from your Pinterest
boards? Our boards are full of
inspirational ideas and projects we want to make "some day". It’s time to Stop Pinning and Make
To get people creating!
Get out those paint brushes, that saw & sander, open the varnish,
unpack your knitting needles or crochet hook!
Let’s make one of those pins sitting idle on your Pinterest boards. It
can be as small as learning a new technique for creating ATC's to as big as
making a garden shed! Your pins are your
The paint did not come through the stencil at all like it
did in the video. I ended up with a
gloppy mess while her's came out neat.
Sometimes the paint just didn't transfer onto the paper.
Just a mess!
I made an art tag from the one decent print:
I added some doodling with gel pens before decorating it.
I moved to the kitchen island so I had more room to work and put the completed wet prints.
Started off with a disaster! The cardstock stuck to the plate. I figured the matte medium was the culprit so I washed the plate and started again. I watched her use it in the video without these results so I am not sure why this happened. I assumed she used it to extend the paint and keep it from drying out so quickly. Now I'm not sure. For the rest of the prints I did not use it.
Added the stencils to the plate just as she had done
Obviously NOT with the same results!
Batch 1: stamped then made prints
Batch 2: Painted then added stenciling using makeup sponges
Not a "failure" but obviously need more practice. I did not find these to be as fun to make as Rae does in her posts (HERE) but am not going to rule this out completely. I am hoping to find a fellow artist that lives close enough who is skilled at creating these to help me out. Until then, I will stick to simply painting and stenciling.
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