All of these pages are done in my Dyan Reavely art journal( which is awesome!).
If there is one word for my artistic style, it would be……………………………hmmmmmmmmmmmm……. is there one word for it? I dunno- Hot Mess? That’s two words- work with me people!
Anyhow- whatever it is- here is the latest. The title is a shortened version of ” The Lord works in mysterious ways–His wonders to behold!” And I am here to tell you-that is the TRUTH! You can’t figure Him out no matter how much you think you have- something happens in your life and you just shake your head and wonder. Sometimes in sadness, but sometimes in absolute happiness. Here’s to more happiness!!!
So, blah, blah, blah……get on with it! If you look closely you might see a few pieces of a phone book underneath everything 🙂 Personally I am loving the scribbles. I really should pay attention to my steps so I can describe them to you-but frankly I can’t remember them all- I know I started with some Liquitex acrylic inks, then stenciled with the blazonery stencil, a multi circle stencil I got at Staples (or was it Michael’s?) I even laid down a piece of string in a haphazard way and sprayed some pink Dylusion spray over it. There is also a clock stencil I put here and here with some purple madder Josonjas acrylic paint- and then smeared everything with some gesso. I hope that helps.
The ladies over at CSI are doing another case file this week that I wanted to get in on. I barely made the deadline! Here is the challenge:
The deadline is today, so if you want to take part-you still have a little time left! There is also another one that isn’t due until July 22, if you need a little more time.
I don’t normally do outdoorsy layouts, so this one started out as real “challenge”-ha! But I soon found my groove with my tree stencil and some colored modeling paste-I think I got off to a pretty good start. I wanted to keep the actual photo and the surround pretty simple since I did so much with my background. If you look closely, you can see little yellow stars I stenciled with Pan Pastels. I also used a chicken wire stencil with some blue paint and added a little here and there-the rest is mostly stamps and papers with some faux stitching around the edges.
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My first entry in the SCRAP 365 sketch challenge! Doing a sketch challenge is a little tricky for me because I’m just not sure which parts they consider mandatory and which ones are optional. I used Echo Park paper for the background.
First of all, here’s the sketch:(nope) ( I don’t know why, but it took me way too long to realize this is not the right sketch-because obviously there are no butterflies- so this is my official disclaimer like a month late-wrong sketch!) I didn’t really want to do all those butterflies and torn edges-so I just made it my own in other ways. I did add a torn edge on top and slipped a little bit of Distress Stained doily in the pocket.
Here is my interpretation of the challenge with a photo of my youngest daughter giving my son a kiss on the day of his prom-(actually his girlfriend’s prom 🙂
I had so much fun making this- I wish I could say I had a clear picture in my mind of how this page was going to look, but I had nothing. I just started painting and spraying until it looked finished to me. In fact, when I do have a clear picture of how I want things to look, it almost never turns out that way-I can’t seem to translate what is in my head to the paper.
1. I colored a lot of random spirals with gelatos in green, blue, yellow, and orange. I mixed them with my wet finger and then sprayed with water to make them run a little. I dried that and covered a lot of it with a thin layer of gesso.
2.I added a couple of drops of Liquitex Acrylic ink (transparent raw umber) and used a straw to spray into cool spider patterns you have to blow hard and move your straw around for this) Don’t pass out!
3. Grabbed a Mister Huey’s zigzag mask( it has a real name, but I don’t remember and I’m too lazy to walk over to where it is and see) and place it wherever and spray it alternately with bubblegum pink and fresh lime Dylusions spray.
4. Get some random stamps images, numbers ,letters and some words and stamp them around-making sure to frame the photo. I also threw in some stamping with my baby dot stamp in various colors and places. It’s pretty subtle.
5. Did a couple of rub ons under the photo to help frame it as well.
6. Some decorative tape and Martha Stewart die cuts and place the photo (this one was printed onto regular copier paper because I wanted it to blend into the background as much as possible. I then put some gesso on the edges followed with strips of masking tape. Done!
So, without further ado (what does “ado” actually mean, anyway?- and why don’t we want more-I feel like there might be times when I would like a little more ado)