Thursday, August 15, 2013

Imagine




I'm still having fun with mixed media.  I was inspired by this piece on Pinterest.  I loved the colors and I had the word "imagine" in metal that I'd bought years and years ago at a Scrapbooking store in Tennessee - I mean, probably 2005 or earlier - which is a really long time to hang onto something!  When I added it to this piece, it didn't quite show up enough so I went over it with silver liquid pearls which looks a bit like solder - messy solder.

I'm most pleased with these butterflies.  They started out as wood veneer pieces from Michaels.  First coat was a light application of white pigment ink.  Then I stamped them in gray with some definitions from Define Your Life set by Stampin' Up!  Finally I coated them heavily with Glossy Accents.  It is hard to see how glassy they look from the photos.

This piece is done on a board so it is currently propped up on an easel in my dining room.


The flowers were stamped and then colored with gelatos - a new obsession I'm sure to talk more about in coming posts.


This was a fun weekend project.  I started another one last weekend and have the background done.  Hoping to add the rest this weekend.  These are just a great relaxing creative outlet.  While I love scrapbooking so much and get a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and pride at capturing our memories, it is also fun and a bit challenging to just create something for true fun - something that really has no purpose.  It's sometimes hard for me to do something for no reason.   Thus I keep trying to figure out what I'm going to do with these pieces.  

Do you ever create something with no idea what you will do with it when it is done?

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, I am in awe of your talent, Lisa. This is so beautifully done!

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  2. Such a bright and pretty art journal page.
    I mostly create with a purpose...but have to create for just the fun of it

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  3. Great job with the mix, very pretty journal page.

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  4. Wow look at those colours!! Gorgeous! :D

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  5. Creating without a purpose? Happens to me all the time. Then I have to figure out what to do with my creation. Sometimes it's like ready, fire, aim! Hmmm.

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  6. this is beautiful!! thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. This is so pretty! Looks like you are having fun with mixed media.

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