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Serenity - Dirty Scraps!

Serenity - Dirty Scraps

This is my Serenity layout for the new prompt at Dirty Scraps. Gauche Alchemy is also having a Product Spotlight for Punchinella so I had that in the back of my head to use. However, when DON'T i use it these days?!!!!!!

Serenity - Dirty Scraps Macro

Really the only time I feel truly at peace is when i'm making art - especially now that I've found acrylic paints and have really started experimenting with all the different mediums and gels! On this layout I first did the painty techinique I posted about on GA. Then I cut up the paper and retaped back together. Then I took some plastic canvas and spraypainted through it. After all that I took a couple of different types of punchinella and stenciled with ink and paint and also some molding paste.

Serenity - Dirty Scraps Macro

The letters are alpha chipboard I gesso'd then used String Gel Medium with Acrylic paint to build them up and add color. Added a Fortune Cookie fortune I've been saving for such an occasion, put on the punchinella I had used for stenciling and VOILA.
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Art Journal - Move

Art Journal - Move

prompt "Move" from oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/. I used
punchinella and plastic canvas and a heart i cut out of a box as stencil and spraypainted with burgundy and silver spray paint. Then i mixed some silver paint with Tar Gel medium and dripped it. I really love this :)

Scoutmob (I don't know if this is an Atlanta thing or national) had a 50% off coupon for a local art store so i bought a bunch of different gel mediums to experiment with! Very exciting :D

Art Journal Move Macro
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Oh My Goodness - How Gauche!

Oh My Goodness! Gauche Alchemy

This was actually a super fun layout to make!

For the new challenge at Gauche Alchemy!

I trashpicked these lovely early 70's Betty Crocker recipe cards and collaged them together to make the background. I then used Punchinella and Plastic Canvas from the ACME Lot #3 Kit as stencil and spray painted silver and white spray paint onto the background. The photos and ribbon I got from various ACME Kits.

And voila!

Not It - Gutter Girlz

Guter Girlz - Not It

Layout prompted by the new challenge at guttergirlz.blogspot.com - "Not It" using Stitching.

This is an art journal page, I used more photos from my 365 Photo Challenge and layered them on the background along with sewing patterns from Gauche Alchemy (that's my idea of stitching :D ) and dripped some gesso and put some screen on to finish off the collage.
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Facts of Life - Dirty Scraps

I compiled all the 365 photos into one document which looks like this:

2010 in Photos so Far

That's Jan 1, 2010 in the upper lefthand corner and April 30, 2010 in the bottom righthand corner - and believe me the math to make all that line up nearly split my brain in two....

OK, so the prompt right now at Dirty Scraps is "Facts of Life" and if nothing the last 4 months has taught me is that life, especially this adult life where you're completely responsible for yourself and wellbeing is full of ups and downs and all arounds. Granted, i think i've had a couple of extreme downs, but still....

I wanted to find a way to incorporate all of these photos with the journalling so i came up with this 12x12 layout which uses a hidden panel, if you will, to hide the journalling (and the metrics of this also almost broke my brain!)

Dirty Scraps Challenge #9

The background is cardstock that i first put some sewing patterns on then glued wax paper i'd been using to protect my table from paint. Then I cut the photos into squares and made different levels

Dirty Scraps Challenge #9

Then i used a brad to adhere the panel i was going to use to hide the journalling so it would swing back and forth - on the opposite corner there's a little pin that also holds it in place

Dirty Scraps Challenge #9 Macro

And finally the journalling:

Dirty Scraps Challenge #9
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