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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Never Stop ... Art Journal Page

Welcome back!  Today's project is another art journal page that I created while on our recent camping trip.  It's kind of different for me, but I loved how it turned out in the end.  And the words have great meaning to me.  Check it out ...

Isn't this gelli plate print so great?  I love all the elements, from the alphabet stencil to the punchinella and the peeling paint on the side that was caused by letting the paint on the gelli plate get too dry.  I've got to do that more ... it really gives a lovely aged look to prints!

This starburst was made with a Christy Tomlinson stencil/mask that is really a doily shape, but I only used the center elements to get the 'sunshine' look.

And I used modeling paste tinted with paint and the Christy Tomlinson stencil/mask again to get this pretty doily element.

The text leaves were cut from Christy Tomlinson 'coffee filter' papers, and the yellow flowers were all hand painted.  I love how the yellow pops from the page!

"Never stop ... learning, dreaming, giving, living, singing, trying, creating ... Living!"  Enough said!

So, what do you think?  I am getting better about adding different elements and techniques, and hopefully it is showing.  The thing I am working on now is painting 'girls' and I've got the head and neck shape pretty well, but the hair ... not so much!  But I'm practicing on plain paper and will eventually get to where it's acceptable, if not perfect.  Sometimes, perfection is highly overrated!

Thanks for visiting, and come back soon for more art!  Blessings!

1 comment:

Carolyn Dube said...

Your journal page is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with A Colorful Gelli Print Party!