Hope you are having a good day, and that the weather is being kind to you!
For 'Inspired by the masters' at Art Journal Journey I have made a piece (A3) reminiscent of Van Gogh. I have painted this scene many times for various projects. Today I decided to cut it into squares to look like the view out of a window into the dark night outside. I started off by masking the area I wanted to paint blue on my journal page, and splattered it with white paint and fairy dust while it was still wet. The starry night picture was painted onto a piece of cardboard packaging and cut into 9 more or less equally sized pieces. I glued them to the background and then added a picture of Van Gogh's self portrait, mounted onto a scrap of hand-painted paper. I wrote a quote at the bottom.
When the masking tape comes off you have straight edges:
Today I have some happy mail to share with you. The wonderful card and stencils came from the lovely Teresa in Canada. She sure knows what I like playing with - lovely stencils - THANK YOU!!! I especially like those basic shapes, and have often wished for stencils like this!
These lovely things came from from dear Susi.
There is a new journal, and a handmade journal cover, a gorgeous card in Susi's inimitable style, stamps, a new Craft Stamper magazine and some stickers. Am I lucky, or am I lucky? THANK YOU!!!!
This Christmas card has been traveling from the States for nearly 5 weeks, but found its way at last - snail mail! It was made by the talented Sandy, who makes the most gorgeous altered paper bags you can imagine, with an enormous attention to detail. The tag was in the front pocket and the card inside.
If you have time, look at the blogs of these lovely ladies if you don't already know them. Thanks again to you all!
And now some of my visitors from today:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!