Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Journal Page Believe

Hello Papercrafters,

I see that it has been several months since I have made a post, I apologize but I have completely changed the direction of my creativity.......after much soul searching I decided to go back to painting, the art medium that I love the most.  I had painted only occasionally for several years while my girls were young, , then started painting all the time back in April after my last post, I have several completed canvases. I'm starting another blog for my paintings soon.
I am taking a mixed media class to learn some new techniques and to learn how to use new materials, this week happens to be somewhat papercraft related so I thought I would post it and share.
This was created on a heavy watercolor paper, I used acrylic paints thinned down to paint the background of sky and mountains and the light green and stone path in the foreground.  The fence posts are embossed with a wood grain folder, then popped up, the flowers were stamped then I carefully cut them out then hand painted each one, some were popped up.  The trees in the mid ground were stamped with acrylic paint, I penciled in the quote, then painted the letters, the word 'believe' was stamped with stazon.  
I finished by accenting the edges using acrylic paint, stencils and my fingers, it creates a frame around the work. 
My plan is to frame this and give it for a Christmas gift. 
The size is 11" x 15". 
I hope this inspires you to create a journal page, the materials can be swapped with whatever you have on hand, give it a try and have fun!

Here's a painting I did and submitted at Talenthouse to try and get a cover for the musical group The Pierces, they are from the UK, but alas I did not win, I do have this awesome work of art though.
They had a video of one of their songs to use for the inspiration of the work, this is my interpretation. It was done with acrylic paints on stretched canvas. 
Thank you for stopping by, I will be adding paper crafted works occasionally in the future and I will have a separate site for my paintings, I will share more details soon.
Have a wonderful day!