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Happy Anniversary-the Sequel

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Happy Anniversary-the Sequel

So- this is the card I gave my ex for our 3rd and last anniversary. It is what it is- I used a manila folder as the base and glued some wrinkled tissue paper on it with mod podge for my substrate. From there- just basically a lot of acrylic paint and some gelatos and whatnot.

Not much of a tutorial, I know-but i wanted to share it with you in case you see something here that you might want to try on your next art project.

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I did the lettering with black india ink and a paintbrush.

Thanks for playing!

Canvas love

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Lately I have been doing a little stretching, art wise. I began by making my honey a birthday canvas , rather than a birthday card, and  I had so much fun with that, I just kept going. It’s interesting how each medium I work with seems to inspire a different sort of artistic expression. Whether I am working on watercolor paper, my Donna Downey art journal or even Dyan Reavely’s art journal. Or even just scrapbooking. They all have a different feel.
   So, below are just a couple of canvases I have been working on lately. I have another one I did yesterday that I will post as soon as I am able.

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This one is my version of a piece I saw hanging at the doctor’s office the other day. I wanted to take a pic of that one, but I didn’t want to be weird (er than usual).

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This one started as pseudo scrapbook page in black and pink which I adhered to the canvas and immediately detested. So of course my only choice was to cover it with gesso, tissue paper and a bottom

layer of paint before something decent started to emerge. And yay!! I am really pleased with it now.
BTW , having a WordPress app on my phone is great, because I can blog in bed. Nice!
Hope you have a day full of good surprises.