Hello to all my lovely followers. This is hard to believe, but I didn’t do any art at all last week. Real life took center stage and I just didn’t have any art in me. I’m happy to say, however, that I finally made my way back into my art studio and I gotta say, it felt good. I haven’t done week 4, but rather than fret over that, I decided to jump right into week 5 and get to week 4 whenever I can. This week’s DLP challenge was Under Paper.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE underpaper! There’s just something about the randomness of splatters, drips and brush marks on underpaper that really appeals to me. This was the underpaper that I used. It was covered with Dylusions from making various bits of happy mail. I especially like how you can see the word love and the hearts, which resulted from using the Teresa Collins Love Intricate Shape Punch and the Fiskars Heart Squeeze Punch to cut out some shapes and spraying them with Dylusions for the tags that I previously made. Since I hadn’t done any art in over a week, I was a little “art shy” so I allowed myself to just play around and see what developed. I started by cutting my underpaper down to fit on the two pages and adhered it with gel medium, to give me a base. Since I had some underpaper left over, I cut a “scalloped” shape and added it to one end with a little more medium. A couple of weeks ago, I’d treated myself to some stamps from Stampington & Company, which I hadn’t had the opportunity to play with, so I dug those out. Using a large numbers and letters StencilGirl stencil, from the December 2014 subscription set and a circles stencil from the January 2015 set, I added some additional layers in white. I stamped Dina Wakley’s Lonely Girl stamp and her Grungy Circles stamp onto book paper, cut them out and added them to my pages. I then used various pens, pencils and markers to add more texture and movement and gave it a border with Gelatos. To finish it off, I added a sentiment that really fit something I’d worked through in the last week. Thank for looking! Wishing you an art filled week.