It’s been a long time my blog family & friends. I haven’t felt like coming down to paint for a few weeks now and just this past week came back down to see what I could create. I sat looking at my supplies the first night and then on Wednesday evening I sat and had a Skype chat with Tracy. We had such a good chat……one I think I needed very badly. I had a glass of wine…..she had a cup of tea….you’ll have to ask her why she was drinking tea. Tracy did have one pretty big revelation while we were chatting and realized I was at my computer while I was talking to her……face to face…….on the computer. (She should of thought about the whole cup of tea vs the glass of wine…..it may have been easier to explain the revelation……just sayin’ Tracy) 😉
So, what do you foolishly decide to do when you’re on a Skype call with a good friend and start talking about your stash of Washi Tape and what exactly we’re suppose to do with the stuff?? You agree to a Washi Tape-off challenge of course!!! Then when you hang up you start to panic and wonder what the heck you were thinking!!! First of all, who agrees to any type of “Art-off’ with Tracy? Secondly, who agrees to a Washi Tape-off when you’re still not even sure what anyone would use it for?! Off to Pinterest I went to try to get some inspiration. Found something I liked and the idea grew and here is it…..my first Washi Tape-off challenge extraordinaire!!!
I had fun with this page and played with my Faber Castell Gelatos, some India Ink, one of my Crafter’s Workshop stencils with Texture paste and my charcoal pencil. I bought a stamp at Michel’s in their Dollar bin and had to include it. “Life’s All About Plan B”.
So, there you have it. I’m off to watch a couple of YouTube videos.
Thanks so much for coming…..I do so appreciate it. ❤
I decided after my last journal page looked like my butterflies were pooping blue to do another page for my Journal52 workshop. I decided I’d stick with my same paper line as I really do like it. I used a lot of products on this page that I picked up at the on-line store called Frosted Designs.
For this page I took two of the sheets from the October Mixed Media kit and tore some strips from it and just laid them every which way on my blank page for texture and some background color. I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and wrinkled it all up and then adhered it to the page with ModPodge to add more texture. Next, I took one of my new Crafters Workshop stencils I just got from the store called Mini Well Rounded and some wall repair compound and used one of the designs to add a bit more texture….notice a texture theme happening here….lol. Once that was dry I sprayed the page with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Jack In the Pulpit Teal. Then I decided I wanted some feathers on the page using my new TCW Fancy Feathers stencil and wanted to use some colored texture paste (which is my wall repair compound). I scooped out a little of each and added some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal. I typed out my quote on some ordinary printer paper and sprayed it with some Lindy’s Shabby Turbine Teal (because I’d written it out and didn’t like the look of it and needed to cover it up….shhhhh. 😉 ), from the Lindy’s Industrial Chic set (as you know, one of my fave’s!!). I added some black ‘splotches’ using the Mini Well Rounded stencil and my Donna Salazah Designs Mix’d Media Inx in Black, inked the edge and lightly on the front of my quote and around the edges of the whole page. I also decided I needed a pop of color for the page so I took my Autumn Maple Crimson Magical and some water and my TCW Mini Circle Grid Stencil that was included in my November Mixed Media kit from the store and applied some random dots to the page. A bit of washi tape and I was done! Here’s what I ended up with…
Now I’m ready for Sandee’s next technique on her Sunday’s With Sandee over on the Frosted Design blog.
Thanks for sticking with me….until next time!!