I woke up today with a sore throat, and it has got steadily worse in the course of the day. To top it all, I had an appointment in town, which I didn't want to cancel. It is always so full, and noisy, and full of building sites - I was really happy to get back here afterwards.
Today I have another, and somewhat different piece, for Art Journal Journey.
These are living beings of the other art....
I used another old calendar page in A3, created texture with tissue paper and mod-podge, and then went to work with sprays and Bistre - sent to me by Silvia - to give it some colour. I love the grungy effect this gives. The spider's web has been made using a TH stencil, and the bats, moon and witches shoes are Sizzix die-cuts. The other die-cuts were in my stash. The witches round the cauldron is a digi-stamp I have had for a long time. I printed the witches onto transparent foil, and coloured them with gel-pens. Another witch, made of shrink-plastic, is trying to hide behind the leaves. It was a bit difficult to write my quote, 'Girls just wanna have fun', as the tissue paper was rather uneven, or perhaps it was the smoke from the cauldron making it fuzzy....Anyway, this girl had fun making it, too!
And I have been working on another canvas, 18"x18", which is still a WIP. I have used lots of acrylic paints in autumnal colours, gold and copper EPs, fairy dust, sprays, fragments of old letters, gilding flakes and some keys. Sorry, the photos are not good, it was a dark day and I had to use flash, which reflects on the metal. I made lots of texture again by sprinkling beads into the wet paint, and by heating and bubbling. At the moment I am just enjoying creating textures and colour. I hope to have it finished for next week.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin!
I was pleased to see some ducks and birds on the stream through Hofgarten, a big park in town. I like the little duck-ladder!
But I was happy to get back to my quiet corner of the world afterwards.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!