Happy Sunday! Yes, ‘tis me, with a new blog post & even more surprisingly, it’s an entry for the current PaperArtsy challenge. I have missed weeks of this challenge & really didn’t want to miss another one. I’ve been working on lots of commissions & DT projects recently & it seems to have me left in a major slump as regards my own projects. I’ve had absolutely no ideas & anything I’ve tried has ended up in the bin.
This morning on Twitter, my friend Helen gave me challenge; a tag, the first two PA Fresco paints I picked up, PA Hot Picks stamp set HP1204 & 30 minutes. This is the tag I came up with after 45 minutes & it too went in the bin. The background is Honeydew & Sky Frescos, which I liked, but the rest is rubbish.
Anyway, I got started on my piece for Seth Apter’s PA blog post on Wednesday. I was delighted to see Seth on the PA blog. He is an incredible artist & his mixed media pieces are stunning. In order to take the – self-imposed – pressure off myself a little, I basically copied his project, using slightly different colours, stencils & stamps.
The base is an A4 sheet of linen textured card. I applied the gesso layer with a palette knife, scraping & wiping it across the sheet.
Assorted stencils – TCW, The Artistic Stamper, Imagination Crafts, Tim Holtz.
Various PaperArtsy stamps; Sara Naumann, Ellen Vargo, Hot Picks, Ink & The Dog, Minis.
The finished piece. ……………….
It’s ok. I like that I can still see patches of white underneath all the paint etc. And at least I finished it. Thank you to Seth for providing the inspiration & impetus I needed & to Helen, Sam & Jo on Twitter for the virtual slap around the head this morning.
Entering this in the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.
Thanks for looking.