Saturday, May 27, 2017

Get up. Get dressed. Paint. : Transformation

Starting out with a a tidy desk after the disastrous morning from last Saturday

 After posting, I decided to spread gesso over the entire spread in an attempt to tone down all that purple spray ink.  Still hating it, I felt like it was a hopeless mess so I walked away and spent the rest of the morning cleaning up all that spilt coffee and putting away supplies that had accumulated on the craft desk.

Have you seen this new paint?  It's rather pricey; $9.99 at Joanns, $8.51 at Hobby Lobby.  There are about 10 colors but I had my eye on this purple. I purchased it with a 50% off coupon I had been hoarding.

With a fresh perspective, a full mug of coffee, and the new paint I transformed that disaster into this:

 In the light the paint took on a bluish tone. That leaf is real.  I painted it last fall but never used it. 

On this tag the pink tone is more prevalent. 

8x10 Mixed Media Giveaway

I'm still asking for suggestions for a title for this new purple journal.  Go Here to enter.  These are the spreads I have created thus far:

Joining Art Journal Journey's May theme of Elegance & Grunge.


  1. You made two wonderful pages out of what you called a purple mess.
    The left page is my favourite so far!
    Thank you very much for joining us at AJJ again Diane!
    Happy weekend to you!
    oxo Susi

  2. Wow, the depth of colour you have achieved is amazing! It has such a rich and luxurious look and the way you have layered all those embellishments is beautiful 😀. What a lovely sentiment too. Nice to meet you at AJJ and wishing you a great weekend! J 😊

  3. Well I think your starting pages looked great but then what a transformation when you walked away for a while - absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colours - love all the details and textures (and bugle beads? - fab idea ).
    Thank you so much for linking up to AJJ.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend..
    best wishes.. Gill :)

  4. You sure know how to make purple appealing. I just love your spreads. So spring! I also really thing you made beautiful backgrounds too. I know they are just backgrounds but they are really well done and are abstract art in themselves. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

  5. Personally I am not a fan of purple- or I should say it's not a color I pick up much but really, this is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for popping by my blog :) Left you a reply that sure I'll happily do a postcard trade with you but wasn't able to send you an email.

  6. Wow! That's an amazing result! I love all the different shades of blues and purples, and the textures are just awesome! I wish my disasters (in all things) turned out so cool! :)


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