Hi you all, another nice day weather-wise here, hope you are also enjoying some sunshine.
I was busy again yesterday, and got 2 projects finished – my art journal for April and a shadow box.
The backgrounds of the art journal pages have been painted with water colours this time, which was then stamped after drying. I did it all a bit differently, used a stamped frame from Hein design for the days instead of paper squares, and also wrote the title and week days by hand. The stamped images have all been coloured in using water colours and a fine black ink pen. I very much enjoyed doing this rather child like picture, and am entering my pages into *Paint Party Friday* and Kathryn Wheel Blog
I took pictures while I was working this time. The first one shows the colour wash of blues, red and green on the pages, and then the consecutive build up of different layers of stamping and colouring.
The shadow box is a recycled salt and pepper set box. I covered it with paper strips and mod-podge, and then painted it with pink metallic structure paste, to which I added some gold glass glitter while the paint was still tacky. I wanted to do something really spring like while the sun is shining here. I filled the box with lots of flowers in pink and white, and used a hot glue gun to fix them in place. The head has been made in a mould and polished with inka gold. I hung a bird cage in front of the head and left the bird to sing on the roof.
I am entering the shadow box into the *Alter it monthly*challenge with the theme spring, which can be interpreted as the season or as a coiled spring.
Both pieces were, as usual, great fun to make. Thanks for looking, and have a great day!