Hi there eP land! Greetings from the deep south.
Wow has this been a whirlwind for me! I won't get into gory details but suffice to say that the pants have not settled yet. (Andiepants that is ;)
With all that is going on I decided a little art journal therapy was in order.
Remember the book I made for the fabric challenge?
Well this was my first page. It was just painty, inky, stenciley, good fun and some journal therapy thrown in for good measure. In fact, my friend Patty has a blog called "Art with your Heart out" so that's what I did...art with my heart out.
I started with some distress paint in Antique Linen
I covered both pages and a little on the backside of my small insert piece.
I used my Ranger heat gun to dry in between each layer.
Next I sprayed both pages with water and added a couple of drops of reinker in walnut stain.
Then I played with my Wendy stencils. I used Flourishes and Fancy Flowers to add interest to the background. With the fancy flowers on the small insert I first used Rusty Hinge distress ink and then layered Ferro Metallic effect paint in Amber gold through the smaller flower on top to create a layered effect. I LOVE the way it turned out.
A simple Sharpie for the journaling and poof...I was done. The whole thing was so therapeutic. I started my journaling and realized how negative I was. So I finished getting all the negative out on the left side. When I went to the right side I focused on positives. What are all the positive things about our move. I named it New Adventures because my hubby has started a Facebook page titled New Adventures where he posts things that are all about Louisiana.
I hope you enjoyed my little adventure into arting with my heart out. Maybe try some art therapy of your own and see what happens.
Til next time