(click to see this full-sized)
After all that printing I had a lot of perforated edges from the paper pad I took apart. So of course I had to paint and stamp them :-)
Instant rainbow-hued texture.
Then I added some gesso to soften the edges.
Next I cut some hearts out of magazine pages, blocked them out with pale cream paint and painted the gesso teal. It was pretty random looking so the play part began and voila!
A little outline, journaling, paint splatters, letter stickers (thanks for the idea Donna Downey) and suddenly it made sense.
So my husband came over to the table and asked me in such a hopeful voice what motivating quote was I adding to my page. I replied,
"In the end, people will judge you anyway"
LOL. 'Nihilist' is trouncing 'Perky' of late. *shrug*
Here's some close ups:
This is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge,
What are you known for?
I think I'm known for my brightly colored mixed-media work using lots of red, yellow, bright pink and orange. I also try to creatively recycle unusual paper waste in my projects (here the perforations) and I always add a lot of stamping to my backgrounds - this one used Stampers Anonymous Cling Rubber Stamps 2012 CLASSICS #6 Tim Holtz. In addition to this I usually add strips of printed quotes, some with a bit of an edge and a lot of stenciling.
Hope you enjoyed this :-)