maandag 20 januari 2014

Always believe in your art

Hi everyone,

A new Monday has arrived yet again and with it a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. And it's a real fun one too!  A is for... ". Be inspired by something that begins with the letter A. Such as a book title, or a song, or a product brand or a product. It could be anything!



When I thought of the letter A, I immediately thought of my art journal. I like to get artsy in it, but I need to let myself go and don't want to do everything perfectly. The sentiment is a reminder that.



I got myself a Gelatos kit as a gift. The same day I received them, I immediately needed to play with them. For the technique I had in mind a gessoed surface was required. After the gesso was dry I the gelatos party started. I applied 4 colors to the top of the page and I spritzed some water over them to make it into watercolor. Blended them with my finger and to get the drippage I held my art journal up and spritzed some more water until I was satisfied with the results.



What I find a cool technique, and that only works if you have a gessoed surface, the stencil removal. Such an easy but effective technique. You only need a baby wipe and a stencil.



The letters ART are cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, but before I did that I first covered the cardstock with different washi tapes. Like Yellow and Black Chervron and Dictionairy.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

23 opmerkingen :

  1. Leuk gedaan!
    Je bent helemaal overgestapt naar mixed media hè! Groetjes xoxo

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is incredible...truly a feast for the eyes.

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  3. Wouw erg mooi geworden... Ik doe het je niet na! Knap hoor en dan te bedenken dat je een tijd geleden nog zo je twijfels Had of je deze richting op wilde. .. Toen bij de stempel beurs. ..hihihi

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  4. Beautiful artsy pages! Love your bright gorgeous colors! The words are perfect for art!

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  5. Hi Sandra, hope you had a lovely birthday last week. I love your artsy pages, your use of co,our always brightens my day. I love love the ART lettering, very striking set against your backdrop. Love the runs of colour too. Tracy x

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  6. Wow what amazing page this is, just love it!! Also thank you for stopping by blog and leaving such a sweet comment on my Journal page...much appreciated!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  7. Wow, I love the vibrant colour - wonderful!

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  8. WAUW wat gaaf zeg de pagina's!!!!!
    Mooie kleurcombi! Gr Patricia

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  9. These art journal pages are fantastic, Sandra. The colors are so cheerful and I love the way you use washi tapes to create the letters. Beautiful design! :)

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  10. Cool art journaling and I'm really loving the sunny palette :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. Gorgeous pages, Sandra! Love how you did the 'art' lettering.

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  12. Well I do know that I believe in your art and your journal pages are wonderful! I really like what you did with the word art!
    Sandy xx

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  13. I always love the contrast you achieve in your work and this is no exception! Beautiful!

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  14. Love the way the black and white elements really pop out over the orange background. Your style is completely unmissable. Love it. Jenny x

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  15. Love these vibrant pages and how the "ART" just pops! Gorgeous mix again, Sandra! Hugs!

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  16. Fantastic Sandra! Love the burst of color and all the drippy goodness!

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  17. Your art journal pages catch my eyes !!!!!!!! This is a page really really stunning! I love the bright colors and the black & white details are amazing! BArbarayaya

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  18. Magnificent drippage, and such dramatic colours - love it!
    Alison x

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  19. This page is gorgeous Sandra! Love the yellow and orange and the cool drips. The washi tape letters are so striking.

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  20. Beautiful pages. Love your color palate!

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  21. LOVE this piece! The yellow has such a pop of energy, yet it still all blends together beautifully with your color palette. Best of all is your message: Always believe in your art!" Thank you for reminding me of that and for inspiring me to try to new things!

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  22. bold, bright and generous with the color...love the combo and the black and white art..
    I love this when I saw the samples on Simon Says...wow...

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  23. So true, and what gorgeous pages to say it!

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