Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Art Journaling Challenge, July 1-14th

July Art Journaling Challenge
Erika (Artful Rising) reminded me about the challenge going on at the Art Journaling ning.  Since I wasn't doing anything else (that's a laugh), I decided to participate.  And I'm glad I did!  This challenge is created by Eveline (Eveline Timeless) and the theme is 
control.

Eveline Zentangle grid. 
Eveline uses a grid and incorporated different zentangle designs within her blocks.  Her materials/technique challenge is to get messy with acrylics and glue (after being in control!) and drip one color (that's the color challenge) over the grid.  To see more about the specific directions, come visit the Art Journaling ning here.


Instead of using zentangles, I decided to stamp my new letters into the boxes.  You see, I've been thinking about buying some large letter stamps for a while now, and visit the stamping section of the craft store every time I go in.  But didn't want to spend the money.  So I went out and bought some wooden letters and inked them onto Speedy-Cut foam blocks. I'm up to the letter K, but thought I'd put down my carving tools for a while and start to work on the challenge.  First off, making my grid and stamping the paper!

Here's the blocks before any color, except for the olive ink I stamped them in...

First I mixed Modge Podge, green acrylic paint and water.  It was a little too runny and  washed the stamping ink off my letters. I had unknowingly created a background color with my green paint!  On my second try of making the paint mixture, I used a bit of my good bookbinding glue with the acrylic paint.


I didn't like how it came out at first but after it dried the paint took on a 3-dimensional look.  And I liked it!  I want to thank Eveline for the opportunity to learn something new!  

10 comments:

Malaika said...

Hey, that's kinda cool! :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your letter stamps are looking great. And I love how the book binding glue took on a 3-D look!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Your stamps are awesome! Adversity (ha!) turned into awesomeness!

Rose said...

I love all things typography related so those stamps really appeal to me! What a neat opportunity to learn a new technique.

BeadedTail said...

I like how it turned out too! Great take on the theme!

Linda Pruitt said...

New techniques are so much fun, aren't they?

Splendid Little Stars said...

That's really cool, Deb! I like your new letters!

Kathleen said...

I think they look really neat! What a creative way to do them. I have a speedy block and an idea *lol* still on my growing 'to-do' list!

Erika said...

I like the use of the stamps and how the paper turned green. It is fun to use a challenge to try new things and think in different ways.

pasqueflower said...

Very cool! I've been thinking of trying some stamping on fabric. You've inspired me!

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