Music For The Eyes

Although it wasn’t a day that I celebrated growing up, I’ve always been drawn to the design aesthetic of Dia De Los Muertos in art and fashion. With the holiday just a few days away, I see creative inspiration all around me and am thankful to have the freedom to express that appreciation for the celebration in my own art.

Yesterday, when I received a copy of the San Diego Symphony brochure in the mail, I just knew there was a collage in the making.

I created this one using a cut-out from the brochure, Ranger Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Inks, one of her stamps, my October stencils from Stencil Club, designed by Mary Beth Shaw and the Scratches texture stamp by Darkroom Door.


Using a blending tool and distressed inks, I gave my violinist’s skull an aged look and spruced her up for her big night at the symphony using gelly roll pens.

For the sentiment I used gothic style letters that I picked up at a local store and some rub-ons, for added visual interest.

These are the Dylusions Inks that I used for this journal layout:

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Supplies used:

Dylusions Pin Up Queen stamp set

Stencil Club October stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw

Scratches stamp

Ranger Distress Inks, Mini

Gelly Roll pens

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