Happy Thursday. I hope everyone is having a nice week.
My first piece of art today is this page for Art Journal Journey and Mia's butterfly challenge. It is a page from my Garden Journal, and since that journal is one of Dina Wakely's that you can buy, it has some cloth pages in it.
I began my page by stenciling the spot background with gold gesso. It reminded me of some of the spots you see on certain butterfly wings. The big wing and the girl are from an AALL& Create set. The wing is stamped and sprayed with paint. The girl is stamped and colored with markers, and then they were both fussy cut. I also stamped the clock and quote from a very old set of Hero Arts stamps directly onto the fabric. I'm "forcing" myself to pull out some old stamps and use them, which isn't at all forcing as it is fun to give them some new use.
I then used some more recent but not brand new images from Carabelle to make the other stamped images on my page. I also have a couple of very old printed acetate 12x12 pages back from my scrapbooking days. I cut a piece out of one that said all girl and used it on my page also. I liked the idea that my page now showed progression through life from a young girl, to a young woman and the uncolored hand looking like one from a more mature adult than the large winged women in the middle.
My second piece of art today is another tag for Michele's faces challenge at Tag Tuesday . On my tag today I also "forced" myself to use more old stamps. Hee-hee.
I used the same ink colors as on my last tag, only made more of a striped effect. I stamped the arch image directly onto the tag, and then I used the horses and brown ink 4 times. This horse stamp is really cool, isn't it? I definitely need to use it more often.
Finally I stamped the Roman or Greek woman's face and fussy cut it. I left it uncolored to pop off the colored background. I decided to not add any quote because the tag seemed complete as is.
That's my art for Thursday.
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