May week 2:
Gessoed these pages, then stamped images from an Autumn Leaves set that I just had to have when it came out, oh, 5 years ago, and have NEVER USED! Can't believe that. This was when acrylic stamps were first hitting the market and I found this one especially appealing. Had to have it! Never used it til now. So when I peeled the stamps off of their backing, they were quite gummy. I find that with acrylic stamps that sit before I get around to using them. They are either gummy, or difficult to remove from the backing -- they often tear. Obviously, if I'm not using them when I first get them, I don't really need them. I have a serious stamp habit.
It was fun to finally use these, even if the image wasn't as dark as I would have liked, due to the gumminess. I used watercolor and my FC Pitt markers to colour the images. The hearts and the journaling were actually done with some new Signo uniball pens I picked up a couple of weeks ago. I like them.
May week 3:
I finished up these pages upon my return from Canada. I left on Tuesday, solo, for my high school's 50th anniversary celebration, and was also there to celebrate my Dad's 75th birthday. Bonus!
I used some bits and pieces from my travels -- business cards, a coaster, piece from a bakery box, a Canada post envelope, baggage tags -- and adhered them with gel medium. Unified them with a light brushing of gesso, sprayed some Adirondack color wash in butterscotch, red pepper, and sunset orange.. The flowers are SU stamps, watercoloured. The letters I journaled inside are outlined with Pitt brush marker, the journaling is the Signo black pen again. A few more dabs of paint and white laundry pen, and done.
And for this week:
My pages in progress. Gessoed and waiting to add these bits that were among the mail waiting for me. Packaging from wool I received for Nicole's online class, and the postcard is an invite to a friend's gallery opening next week. The piece is called OISEAU ROUGE. Isn't it fabulous?! Here's the link to the invite on FB: Carole's Opening If you're in the Philly area, its next week, First Friday.