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
"someday". It’s time to Stop Pinning and Make
Something! a monthly link party to get people creating those pins on their Pinterest boards!
To join in simply:
from one of your Pinterest Boards.
the project sometime between the 1st and last day of the month.
photo of your completed project, a must.
Photos taken showing the steps or process are not obligatory but very
brief or detailed explanation of the process.
love for you to include any difficulties you ran into, suggestions you can offer to improve the
process, even any disasters that happened!
I was inspired by DLP featured artist Heather Santos art journal page using modeling paste, one of my favorite texture mediums. You can see here page HERE or follow along on YouTube via this pin found on my Mixed Media Mayhem board.
Collaged bits and pieces of book pages randomly
Used soft gel (matte) to glue down collage papers
Added random marks with watercolor pencil
Pushed modeling paste through a stencil and drywall tape then spread it with a palette knife.
Added acrylic and Adirondack inks. I noticed too late that I had put them on too dark.
Sanded with sand paper.
Set out embellishments and printed quote; figured out what worked and what didn't.
Glued embellishments using Beacon 3-in-1 glue
After letting it sit overnight I still thought it was still too dark so I lighted the edges using Inka Gold in Oldsilver.
What I learned:
on canvas is not that much different from creating a journal page, simply need
to remember to color the sides of the canvas.
feel yourself saying, “it’s ugly”, or “it’s not turning out right” , WALK AWAY,
let it sit for a while.
I fell in love with an art journal page which I pinned on my board Art
journal Techniques, featured HERE by Marta at artistycrafty.blogspot.ie
I admired it so much I decided to recreate it on canvas.
Used modeling paste
with this vintage script stencil
alcohol ink in Carmel and Citrus, allowed it to run down the canvas then
blotted with paper towel.
Cut flowers from napkin then played with the placement.
Used Decou-page to glue down napkin (she used
soft matte gel)
It still needs something in the bottom right corner, perhaps a a quote but I am stuck as to how to go about getting on the canvas. Do you have any suggestions?
What I learned:
ØI need a soft bristle brush to use with the
napkin as to not tear it.
ØDo not brush the Decou-page where delicate parts of the cut out are. Lay it down first, gently pick it up, brush the
Decou-page on the canvas then lay it
down gently brushing over it with a soft brush filled with Decou-page.
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