Hello friends, and Happy Wednesday!
Hope you are having a creative week. We still have freezing temperatures here and yes the heating is still broken but possibly might be fixed tomorrow, so cross all your fingers and toes for that to happen! Mine might be snapping off soon if it gets any colder haha.
today’s art . . .
Today’s art is this art journal page that I made using all the stamps that I made for Day’s 1-7 of the Carve December Challenge.
It was really an accident that I turned this into a journal page as I was just testing out the stamps and seeing what they looked like and before I knew it, there was a background ready and waiting.
I used different colours of Versafine Clair ink on my stamps, a different colour for each different stamp. At the very end of the process, I also used the little dots stamp with some white pigment ink, so you can see it in the photo above in white and also in lime green.
Here’s a photo showing all eight of the stamps I’ve made so far, including the pair of cat stamps. Some are made from craft foam and others from lino.
The quote is one by Helen Keller and reads:
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
This quote and my doorways are of course for the “doors” theme over on Art Journal Journey, where Valerie is hosting this month.
As yes, those doorways, where did they come from? Well let me tell you. I had this idea to draw a doorway in the centre, and after I did it, I regretted it but there was no going back, so what to do? Why not make more doorways, so I drew two more arches and still wasn’t happy with the page! I’ve ruined it! Now what? OK, so I got out some acrylic ink and painted in around the doorways/arches and then suddenly it looked a whole lot better as that green ink really pulled things together and it started to look like it was planned all along haha. After that I added more stamping with the little circles stamp I made and some white pigment ink – the white made it look like snow was falling and the cats were looking up at it. This is the second time I’ve had to rescue a page in the last week! This cold weather must be getting to me lol.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade junk journal, handmade stamp, Versafine Clair ink, Liquitex acrylic ink, white pigment ink, paint pens, black pen, white card, glue,
#CarveDecember2021 – Day 7 – the prompt for Day 7 is ALONE – I am not following the prompt today. My Day 7 stamp is the open spiral.
Art Journal Journey – When one door closes, another one opens December Challenge
Funkie Junkie – Yuletide Delights December Challenge
Country View Challenges – Christmas Anything Goes December Challenge
Try it on Tuesday – Snowflakes 7th December Challenge
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