Monday, February 2, 2015

14 Days of Love - Day #2

Today's prompt for our 14 Days of Love journey is to create a predominately red background using a palette knife or other scraping type tool (plastic card, credit card, icing spreader, spatula, etc) and create a journal page using this background if you so desire, expressing love in some form or fashion.

You don't have to create a journal page. Perhaps you want to create a freestanding piece of art on watercolor paper, bristol or cardstock.  Maybe you want to create a smaller work to include on a journal page later, like an ATC, a postcard, etc.  Whatever you choose is fine.

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Betty Richardson - I created this page in my Artful Journey journal that is a Canson Mixed Media wirebound journal.  I used Liquitex Basics Acrylics in 3 different shades of red and also included some craft paints in assorted shades of pink.  All scraped on with a well loved and used-up gift card.  There are several layers of paint that really don't show up that well in this photograph, but the finish has a wonderful texture to it when you rub your hand over it.  Smooth in some places, rough in others. I like that!


All around the edges are the word "love" written in every "foreign" language I could get onto those edges using a Micron pen.  Hearts were stenciled with Diva Pink craft acylic and Liquitex Titanium white.  I have this lovely Stampin' Up background stamp called "Le London Script" that I stamped onto the backgound in a few places with Staz-On ink.  Other doodles and words were done with  bold, white and black Signo Uniball pen and a black Sharpie marker.  Lettering inspired by the work of Lindsay Ostrom.

Thanks for looking!  Hope I have inspired you in some way to create some magic and some love today!

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Today Tamie did a quickie on an Index card. First she stamped some assorted hearts all over the card, and then scraped on a red acrylic background.  This is a great base upon which to "just add more" and then tip into her journal.    The lines of the index card showing through really adds dimension and a base for some "love" journaling.

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The first is in my large Dylusions journal. I used Liquitex basics in Cadmium red deep hue, golden fluid in quin Crimson, Liquitex basics in white and Quin magenta. The bottom layer was applied with a spatulas AND a palette knife. The separate smudges of color were made with a spatula and an old gift card was used for the "lines".

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I used a 6x6 piece of card stock and stamped some words on it then took the palette knife and scraped flag red across it. Took a stencil and stamped in the white hearts and the icons. The word stickers are from Theresa Collins. I am really enjoying the 14 Days of Love prompts.  What's not to love??

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Be sure and show us your work at Artful Journeys!  Post your image and a description in the February Photo Album and it will show up on the group feed automatically!

We're keeping it artful and full of Love!
~~ Betty, Melody, Tamie, & Lynn

On the index card divider I used my palette knife to apply the first layer and the smudges the white on with my spatula. I also used my gift card to apply some lines to this one. There's no pink on the index card divider.

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