Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Am Art...

So this is totally one of my favorite kits y'all!!  I'd been seeing Nancy post several pages she was creating using this adorable pink haired girl and I hoped hoped hoped she was going to make a kit out of it.  She did NOT disappoint!!!

By this kit, I had decided to do something a little bit different.  Instead of creating pages in a journal, I wanted to make loose pages that I could frame and then hang on a wall in my house.  How much fun will it be to have a gallery wall of all this awesome funkiness?  Yep, that's what I'm thinking too!!  I've never been a huge fan of framing and hanging pictures... unless they're canvases and I don't have to frame them.  But a series of these in all different sizes and shapes in super funky frames?  Baby, I'm there!  So I'm using watercolor paper as a sturdy substrate for these pieces and trying to remember while 6 x 9 is a standard art journal size it's not a standard picture frame size.  Oops!  I'll have to get creative with mats for a few of these pages.  I've learned my lesson since then.  Anyhoo...

Crowabout Studiob Kit used...
Background began life as a series of "gelli print stamps".  Using my small 3x5 Gelli® and DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in Electric Pink, Bahama Blue, Bright Orange, and Snow White.  I added a little Harlequin (The Crafters Workshop) stenciling in Lemon (Dina Wakley), and a few scallops and circles using my fingers.  For a little contrast I added a favorite little mark making thing... a bit of Art C Ultra Chalk Paint in black with dashes of white.  All in all, a very ME background.

I added my chosen collage elements and doodled with my Stabilo All pencil and white Dylusions paint pen. 

(click kit image to be taken to Crowabout Studiob Shop)

It's a very busy page, I'll admit, but it's really fun.  Or at least I think so anyway.  I also think I'm really starting to find my groove with these kits.  It's time consuming and I spend a WHOLE LOTTA TIME cutting each and every piece out, but it's fun to play with which bit goes where.  That's why sometimes I end up with more than one page.  I create a character or two and can't decide which to use so I end up making both.

Well, anyways chickens.  That's what I've got so far.

Much love,

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