Sunday, March 13, 2016

Creating and copying your own art

I often create something and then run off to the copy store to make color copies in all sizes to reuse in other artwork. My latest creation is from a prompt for Inspiration Wednesday by Donna Downey. I won't share the process but you can join in the fun here.

I recently purchased light modeling paste and TCW aspen tree stencil so these became the focus for my inspiration. When I buy a new stencil, I try it out in my idea journal.

Next I try different techniques in my experimenting journal. Note: be patient and let the modeling paste dry before adding glaze colors!

After experimenting I felt ready to start the IW pages-- using the modeling paste on left and glaze on the right. I keep a notebook of favorite quotes by subject so I pulled out one I wanted about "magic" because the trees reminded me of a magical forest.

Next it was time to make color copies and reuse my own beautiful paper in another project. I made color copies of the pages above at a reduced size to fit my planner. Here are the results below:

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Welcome March!

I started my March page of DLP by incorporating a favorite magazine clipping. I pulled out this lovely nest image I saved for inspiration. I first glued pages from the Farmer's Almanac (for March), then glued the image. Next I edged the page with brown ink and added some quick swipes of white paint. I stamped the 3 and butterfly on pieces of torn mulberry paper and glued in place. You'll notice that I themed my page around March, the number 3, third month, and 3 eggs. Give it a try! All you need is a glue stick and some magazine pages!