You know when you get that drive and desire to create so you sit down at your work area and begin to look at your supplies. Your heart is needing that art fix…..the therapy session…..but your brain just can’t seem to find the motivation to do a thing. You spend the evening moving supplies around and accomplishing nothing. That’s been me for the past few weeks…..and I hated it!!! lol. Limor released her January Mixed Media Creative Club on the 15th and I finally decided last evening I was just going to grab some paint and slap it down and that’s literally what I did! My mom gave me the Canson Mix Media 7″ x 10″ art journal for Christmas so I took it completely apart because I wanted this journal to have to entire page painted and not have the white space at the edge where the coils go through the page. I hope I made the right decision on that as I now have a pile of blank pages on my shelf that all need to find their way back into this journal as they’re completed!! Fingers crossed!
So luckily for me, the technique Limor taught us this month asked us to do just that…..slap paint down on a canvas or page and once I was done with the original slap down, I sat back and looked at it and thought….ewwwww. LOL Then we added layers and layers of stencils and more paint. I was still kinda looking at it like it was a hot mess….but I trusted Limor and her process.
After this was done the fun part started where we began to sketch out our Dream Catcher. I should have taken a picture of this step but I always forget to take progress pics. 😦 Once it was sketched onto the page we began filling in the page to leave our Dream Catcher the focal point. Very cool…..but I forgot about the inside of my Dream Catcher….
Of course, I’d already cleaned all my brushes and put my paints away…..ugh. So out came the brush and paints again and I finished it off. I quite like it! Yet another technique I’d love to try on a canvas but just can’t bring myself to trust in my abilities yet to do that. Here’s my finished page….
I might go around the edges with some black yet…..can’t quite decide on that yet so I’m going to leave it for a few days and come back to it. Most of the supplies I used for this came from Limor Webber store…..link found here.I’ll put a list of products used and links to the store below.
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Crafter’s Workshop Template 6″ x 6″ – Mini Fancy Feathers – used it for the shape of the feathers only.
My own acrylic paints and brushes.