The other day I received an amazing swap package that included items wrapped in sewing pattern bits. Never one to waste such valuable arting material (and eager to find a place to store it) I decided to just get busy and I whipped out an art journal. You see, my journals have been collecting dust for quite a while; The Muse gets quite distracted by making ATCs. I shooshed her though and having no clue where I was going just glued down the sewing pattern tissue onto the page. She quickly got on board with the whole journaling thing and I ended up with this:
I did lots of stuff to add layers. I gesso'd the sewing pattern tissue after it was dry and then added yellow, pink and orange acrylic paint. After that came stenciling and stamping and scribbles (white charcoal pencil). I finished up the background with black paint splatters and a watercolor crayon border
I can always find some Daniel Torrente images to use. Here are some of my faves with their grungy halos. (I added some gold Liquid Pearls to the 'clean' spots). They're standing on some stenciled and grunged up book text.
I found the saying on my Pinterest 'Well Said' board. I always go there for a handy saying or quote. After I painted the words I really tried to dirty up 'DIRTY' with scribbles and charcoal pencil.
The blue squares are from book text and I colored them with watercolor crayons, black and white charcoal pencil and black pen. When all was said and done I scribbled some ideas for dirtying halos in each box. :)
My own halo is often askew, dirtied up or missing completely. I think life is more fun that way. :)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!