Thursday, August 2, 2012

AlphabeThursday - Abstract K



Here's a little abstract journal page that I created for this week's AlphabeThursday.  This is something I usually don't do.  But since I couldn't think of an Italian place-name or word that began with the Letter K, I decided to play with some of my new stamps.


I began with a "Faded Text Background" stamp and covered the entire page with archival ink.  Then I stamped the letter k all over the page with Joe Hill Distress Ink.  This ink isn't waterproof - it's perfect for when you're not adding water.  But I wanted to sprits my page with water and get the colors to bleed a little.  Neat!


On top of my journal page, I added some homemade paper that I made about a year ago, and sprits the page with more water.  I've been thinking about papermaking all week...   Friday evening, I'm taking a papermaking class at the Art Center down the street from my house; I decided to get more involved in the art scene in my hometown.   


I smeared some orangey-yellow watercolors on one side.  And to finish off the page, I added the "LETTER K" using some small store-bought stamps - with waterproof ink! 

Come by the AlphabeThursday classroom, and see what everyone is doing!

18 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

I luv all things paper, so this is awesome...hope you have a happy day!

enjoy *~*

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The text stamp and handmade paper are cool effects!
Have fun at your class!

Jackie/Jake said...

Great idea for the letter K!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That's exciting about the papermaking class - can't wait to see what you make! Great K post!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Kool 'K' Alphabe-Thursday post! I love all the textures in today's entry.

Just making my daily blog hop rounds. I hope you'll decide to join in today's post: Krispy Kreme & Images of a Summer Night Have a good day!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative post ~ love your journal page ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Sue said...

Yep, this was quite a departure for you, and I liked it!

=)

anitamombanita said...

Loved this, just as much as your other posts. Seems we were on the same linguistic family page this week...no Ks in Spanish, either. ;)

Nancy said...

It turned out really nice! I love the bleeding effect too:)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How soft and pretty it looks....

love it!

Erika said...

I like how you added the paper.
I like writing in a pen that is not waterproof so that it smears a bit when I add water--I like effect.

Aliferous Express said...

very nice effects. i keep imagining texts with just the "k". lol... i know how some ppl hate that. :)

Gattina said...

Looks very nice !
BTW the beach in Eastbourne has pebbles, you walk on it with sandals or whatever. Barefoot would hurt, lol !

Rose said...

Fun idea! I don't do a lot of abstract compositions either, but it can be very freeing. Have fun with the paper making class!

Abby said...

Getting involved with local artists sounds fun!

Diane said...

Neat idea. I love the composition... can think of a lot of variations... very inspirational. Thanks for posting! Found you on the Monday inspiration blog hop.
Diane
treasuringgrace.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

What a super kool letter K.

I love watercolor effect on anything and this is just spectacular!

Thanks for sharing your inkredibly innovative talents with us!

Admiration and A++++

Splendid Little Stars said...

This turned out great, Deb! very artsy and fun! I like that background stamp.

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