Friday, November 27, 2015

Get up. Get dressed. Paint.

It was a dark, cold morning when I began my painting page with Rae Missigman's 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA. The snow storm was due to arrive any moment.  Go HERE to see more photos of the beautiful aftermath.

She began this week’s practice with a blank page, gluing down black and white tissue paper.  Not having any tissue paper that would give the desired pattern I opted for scrapbook paper.

She painted the leaves then scratched in the veins using the corning of an old credit card. A new technique to add to my toolbox!

 The carnage.  Not that bad this week.

I like how the black and white paper shows through the paint.


  • When I opened my MEANSTREAK stick it was dried and sticky, not usable.  It wasn’t that long ago I bought it so will have to keep track if this happens with the new one I got out.
  • Once again I have more paint on the page than she does.  I watch her scrape it off and I think to myself "I just painted it on there!"   I need to force myself to work on this as it does look better with less paint. I also think the thinner paper of my journal and having to put gesso down changes how the page accepts paint.

Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm.  What colors are under yours?


  1. Fabulous spread, like the bright colours just now when here we have such gray weather.

  2. Love your wonderful journal pages, Diane, so bright and cheerful. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. Love your process each week. Lovely, colourful spread.

  4. this is such a favorite color combination of mine-great pages!!

  5. Beautiful pages! I love this.. thank.

  6. Gorgeous pages....speaks to my heart!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. This is a wonderful page. Your work area is so tidy. Have a nice Sunday

  8. I really like your pages and the way the paper underneath shows through. Have a good week.


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