second floor challenge. I ended up cutting the lettering out, and then creating this page in my journal. Here were my steps:
- Use my own handwriting to write "I'm Good to Grow." To do so, I used Joanne Sharpe's "thick it" technique;
- use spray inks through several stencils and then mush the colors around with some water;
- tear stems and flowers and circles from old dictionary pages to create the beginnings of flowers;
- make some colorful collage pages -- reds & pinks, and greens -- using Jane Davies' scribble paint techniques;
- cut up these papers to make petals, leaves, and hearts;
- glue it all down with my favorite adhesive these days: Elmer's art paste - thanks to Cindy Wunsch for that tip!;
- Stamp around the page with a hand carved stamp from Julie Balzer's class at CREATE;
- Doodle around the flowers, leaves, and rest of the page with white and black fluid acrylics and a teeny brush;
- more doodling with white and black gel pens.
SCRAPPING THE MUSIC:
I hope you're still with me because Scrapping the Music has two amazing prompts up on it's page. I blogged about the first prompt here. The second prompt is to make art around a song that brings out the rebel in you. After thinking about a bunch of my favorites, like "Devil with the Blue Dress," "Honky Tonk Woman," and Parliament's "Give Up the Funk," I chose Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca." I love the latin beat of this song, the combination of Spanish and English, and the lyrics -- the describe a sassy, devil may care, lady. It's fun to pretend sometimes! I hope you'll join in this fun challenge!
Artists in Blogland -- the work is amazing!
Linking up with Paint Party Friday and Creative Everyday, as well as the links above!
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