Monday, February 28, 2011


This weeks word is Courage, and the challenge was to use an image transfer in your art somewhere. After many tries, I am thinking I should have gone with a smaller transfer, and not try to do my main image for the transfer.  As you can see there is some tears in my image, but it was the best I could do, and there are some things I have learned from my experience. One is to burnish, burnish, burnish, and also to make sure the gel medium is totally dry before you start to peel the image away, and lastly I will not work on watercolor paper, but a smoother paper that doesn't absorb as much moisture and tend to peel away as you rub.  I suppose it is all OK, since the page is just for me in my art journal. A great place for all these experiments. I guess I am being courageous by sharing my page. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Word and challenge number 2 has been posted, and the word is HOPE, the challenge is to use some kind of a stencil in your work.
I quite enjoyed getting out my stencils and making lovely flourishes with gesso and then again with spray inks. The gesso is a subtle textural element where the spray ink almost looks like a stamped image on top of the words.

 This image shows some of my journaling that wraps around my blue bird.
A close up of the bird and the magazine clippings I used as a banner.

 A close up of the word HOPE and the subtle gesso texture behind it.