Friday, June 21, 2013
For the First Time
Surprise is what the mixed media journey has been for me. I am not a painter, not someone who can draw, not someone who naturally likes things messy or off center and yet here I am...totally enthralled with all of the messiness of painting with my hands, of experimenting with different techniques, of trying new products, and of just having an absolute blast with all of these new toys!
Once the stains were dried (and I needed a heat tool and some fixative...aka hair spray), I used the Tiny Circles stencil (my all time favorite) and some white embossing paste. Then came some watered down acrylic paint, to highlight that juicy little circles and to get more drippage!
Then a fun silhouette stencil and black paint, followed my messy outlining and journaling (another Dina technique). My two journal spots say, "practice makes perfect" and "if one refuses to try, then one will never get better"...nice reminders for me! My last step was to add the date (I love this idea from Donna because it helps you really keep track of your progress and what you products or ideas you were playing with at a certain time) and this great sentiment.
So that's the journey of how these two pages came together...tell me, what will you create today?
Dylusions Art Journal
Adirondack Paint (Terra Cotta and Pitch Black)
White Gel Pen
Tiny Circles Stencil
Way with Words Stamp Set