I used to hate messes. I used to think being messy was counterproductive. But being messy and making messes is half the fun of creating art. I am very fortunate to have a room to house my art supplies. I appreciate that I have ample time in my life right now to experiment and learn new techniques.
I pulled out inks and poured them into spritzers. I lined up the silks, these creamy, glossy, sparkly acrylics I found in the stamping section of our arts and craft store. I gathered the basic black and white tube acrylics and some fun colors to play with including red, pink and blues. I found stamps that haven't seen the light of day in awhile.
After I unwrapped two 4x6 canvases, I turned on one of my 21 Secrets
classes, Journal Soup
, taught by Kate Crane
. Listening to her British accent, while I tried my hand at her techniques made for a very refreshing afternoon. Bravely, I carved a couple of my own stamps from craft foam and Speedball Speedy-Cut Easy print block.
Here's what materialized out of the mess:
leaf stamp using the Speedball printing block material.
hand carved stamps
thoughts...into a world that's of...
dreams are made of paint, passion and pure joy of creation
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Linking up with Random Journal Day over at Dawn's place.