Playing in my art journal again
And it feels wonderful
Playing with my watercolors.
I have been inspired (again) by Geninne's amazing watercolors.
There is so much to learn.
How does she make the colors swirl so gorgeously?
I also joined in on Michelle Ward's 44th Crusade.
I have painted by scraping with a card or palette knife
many times, but it was the perfect prompt
to get me back in my art journal.
What I started with:
pre-painted page and my scraping devices.
Many layers later, I ended up with this:
I scraped on paint,
sprayed water and dabbed off.
Scraped on more paint, dabbed water...
At the end I added in some birdie masks
with some spray ink.
Now this page is just waiting for some journaling!
Next up was an art project with the kids I babysit for.
I love these kids, so last night I made them little
books out of recycled cereal boxes and extra moleskine paper
from my Sketchbook Project rebinding.
I decided it would be fun to have them design their own stamps,
and I would cut them out.
Max, who's 6, wrote out the "I love you Mama and Mommi"
How cute is that?!
It is such an EASY thing to do if you have kids.
I also think how it is a permanent reminder
of them stuck in time.
All I did was have them draw in pencil
whatever they wanted on tracing paper.
We then flipped over the paper onto the rubber,
gently rubbed the back of the paper to transfer the graphite,
and then drew over the design in Sharpie.
I cut out the stamps while they painted their book covers.
I love it.