March 16, 2021

Heart Bird

 

 
 This photo was my inspiration to sketch and stamp a tag.
 
 

First I drew the bird then covered it with white gesso and created a mask before stamping the background (Tim Holtz Dots & Floral) with a medium blue archival ink.

The rest of the color and shading was done with colored pencils and the text is a Remnant Rub. The trick with colored pencils is to use a light touch and layer the colors as most are transparent.

I'm linking up with Simon, the Monday challenge this week is to recycle--where my plain manila tag becomes a tiny work of art.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

March 11, 2021

Mr. Hegemony

  Manila Tag

Here's a tag with a background made from paper that came free inside a Somerset Studio magazine. I printed then hand-cut this vintage image, pasted it to the background and applied subtle shading with a water-soluble pencil. The newspaper text, Green Eggs Be Damned!, was added via an image transfer technique.

As a child, Dr. Seuss was the first author I became of aware of and I dearly loved his books and read them over and over again. I don't know what country I live in anymore where certain books are now banned. Isn't this what Hitler did? God help us.

I am grateful I can use my art to express my feelings and I'm linking this post to Simon's Monday challenge, this week's challenge is to use something green.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

March 04, 2021

Hallmark

 Journal Page

It's been ages since I made a journal page and thanks to a prompt from Simon's Monday challenge this week, another page in my large Dylusions Journal is complete.

I used a ruler like this one to place my lettering with a black permanent marker.



Then I applied an image transfer which was a challenge due to its large size. It's hard to get them perfect but the imperfections are embraced for the vintage-quality they impart.

I used colored pencils to tint the background, craft paint and Design Tape (Tim Holtz) for the border.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.