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Do a U-Turn with your Art

Letting my art "take me along for the ride" and not overthinking it.  It's Jean with a detour! It happened again today and I'm pretty convinced it is the way to go...  

My Dad always loved to go for "rides", translation; we had no idea where we were going.   And that is what I did today with my partner, the Crafters Workshop!

I started with Halloween in mind and actually gel pressed several pieces in various colors, I fancy cut images and got assorted papers, tulle and inks together for it....but NO.

Nothing appealed to me.  What caught my eye was the leftover piece of my Sunday project with bright colors. 

I played with it and added the Shimmery Goodness from TCW.  I had some corrugated nearby and added that too.   It transformed from a bright bold piece into a soft subtle piece.

The Lacy Tiles stencil called my name.  It is a 12 x 12 but I am famous for using only parts of things. 

I cut the piece into smaller bits of interest.   But what to place it on?  A tag? A canvas?  AHA!  Vintage music sheet, coated with Shimmery Goodness which is heaven in a jar, and then stenciled with the Lacy tiles again. The paint is Crafters Workshop Iridescent Gold and the method is with a paint/ink sweeper/dauber.  The Sweeper is so forgiving, just daube, wipe and swipe for amazing results. 

I had a shadow box frame in the closet intended for another project, but this art spoke to me as needing a real home.  The box has a velvet lining and mat, so I cut the piece smaller than the mat to give a bit of pop of black.  I attached the base paper to the velvet mat with pearl hat pins.  I then attached two of the smaller bits of art with foam mounting squares for some 3D effect and one was glued into place with PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive).

I was pretty happy with the results and hope you find it likable too.  I may paint the shadowbox frame so that it is not such a harsh white, but I have to think about what color is best.  Thanks for visiting today.   Stay tuned for more great art all month!


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