I’ve been meaning to blog for a few days. Consequently I’m behind and I’ve got a few things I need to catch up on.
The first thing I wanted to share is something I did in my art journal. I had a nightmare a few nights ago. It was so intense I woke myself up shouting. The first thing I thought about when I woke up the next morning was doing something in my art journal about it.
I used Gelatos for the background in several shades only when I applied gel medium with a dry brush it, it got all kind of smeared. Live a little, learn a little. I used some Tim Holtz paper and some vintage dictionary paper for the rest of the page.
I got the image off the Internet years ago. I lost the information for the source I’m afraid. Anyway, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the Tim Holtz paper distress gadget. I’m not sure what it’s called. After I pasted it down with gel medium, I sanded it a little bit to give it more of a distressed look.
For the lettering I simply used some Pitt Big Brush Pens in black and red. I also used the black to highlight the collage papers and the image. Then I added some yellow paint because I felt like the page needed more color. The final touch before journaling was some white paint and bubble wrap for some added texture.
This was a quick page for me to vent my feelings. I really needed that!
Now for something happy! I got something fun in the mail yesterday!
Isn’t it awesome? Look at the back!
I’m so in love with it! It’s for the “Cute Mail Art” swap if you can believe it! My partner read my profile and saw the bit where I said I don’t like anything cute. *snort!* She did an awesome job. What she must think of me for joining a cute mail art swap is beyond me, but she also sent me this awesome goody pack full of assorted ephemera. It even included catnip for the boys!
Speaking of mail art, I finished my Altered File Folder for the other swap I’m in. I’ll share photos with you tomorrow hopefully. Before I go, here’s Scheyer, atop the cat throne in all his glory.