Wednesday 14 May 2014

Practising Gratitude day 9: Smile

For 21 days in May I am running an art challenge blog called The Art of Practising Gratitude.  Today's post is here.  On my blog I am showing what I did in response to the blog post.

Today's art challenge was Kaz Hall's glue stick resist technique.  I have used this before quite successfully but today was another story.

First of all my pages had stuck together when I was preparing them and I hadn't noticed before, so when I pulled the pages apart there was some damage.  I chose to think of this as adding extra distress and texture to the page!

I use 2 Dylusions stamps and stamped the glue onto the page.   It is there, honest!

I dried the glue with the heat gun and then applied 2 colours of Distress Ink.

And then tried to wipe off the glue.  It wiped off the ink!  So I left it with the dried glue on the page.  I think the quality of the paper and the watercolour paint didn't make the right surface for the technique!

I added a bit more pattern with Distress Inks through a stencil and stamped the word smile.

I cut up the Bible verse, inked the edges and glued the pieces down.  I journaled across the top of the page.  I'm going to keep a piece of greaseproof paper between the pages until the glue has totally dried.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. That's what I love about art journalling, responding to the unexpected! Lovely colours Bernice


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