This past week went by extremely quickly, and I much enjoyed the time
Susi spent here with me. Now it's time for Paint Party Friday again, hosted, as always by Eva and Kristin. I made an A3 mixed media page. The background was painted and brayered with green, blue and white, then stamped while it was still wet to give some pattern and texture. Then I threw lots of flying bits and bobs onto it - cut outs, parts of a paper napkin, some alphas, tissue paper, washi tape etc. After that I used one of the new stamps I got at the Stamp Mecca (thanks, Susi!) and put the face next to the 'napkin face' - they make a nice contrast. The face stamp is one of a set of 3 from Lost Coast Designs. To finish it off I highlighted some areas with Gellatos.
For Art Journal Journey, back to school, hosted this month by dear Elizabeth, I made a hybrid piece. I used a photo of Tower College, a school near Liverpool where I used to teach when I was still in England - it was my last position before I moved to Germany. It was a wonderful school, and I was sad to have to leave there. The photo was masked and then placed on the cardboard background. I used a row of kids cut from a prospect and added the 'back to school' to their backpacks.
I made a second version with b/w images (from Gecko Galz), I couldn't make up my mind which one to use....
And I have some more photos taken during Susi's stay here:
These were taken at the nature reserve in the forest:
Honey bees and bee-keeping:
A hotel for hermit bees:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!