Recently, my friend, Jessica, did a post about how she was feeling in one word…she chose the word “glum”. I loved how she turned her feelings around; read about it HERE.
If I were to think of a word for me, I would sum it up to be “blah”. After dealing with a sinus infection for over a week then to get a flare up of tendonitis in my right arm because of work and being on the computer for hours on end, well, that is how I feel. Enough. I have work to do and a blog to write. I’ve switched my mouse hand to the left and that is quite a challenge. So, I’m trying to kick back on the typing until things are a bit calmer. Ok, that was my 5 minutes of whining. Thanks for listening. But, before I go, let me show you some fun art play I’ve managed to sneak in.
Recently, I came across 3 heavy book boards measuring about 4×6 inches. Holes were already in them to prepare for binding. I bought this long ago, so I don’t know where it came from. Sorry.
Loving the Dylusions ink sprays, I decided to use them on the boards, on each side. Man, I love they way they settle on to their new surface.
Purdy, huh? The teal background behind the boards is tissue paper that I spread gel medium on, let dry then stenciled with white acrylic paint. FUN!
Because the Dylusions are water soluble, they bleed when you put acrylic paint on them. Even if I use PYM, they still bleed, which baffled me. I thought it would seal the ink. But, it did not. If anyone knows how to seal the ink, let me know.
Once the ink was dry, I stenciled on top of them with white acrylic paint. The paint was a fainter color because the white took on a little of the color beneath it. It reminded me of Batik.
What do you think? I’m loving this effect.
I used a make up sponge to pounce the paint through the stencil.
When I’m done putting this little book together, I’ll be back to show you the end result.
I hope you all have a great rest of week.
.. and as always, thanks for stopping by.