More often than not when I get home from the warehouse on a Friday afternoon all I want to do is have dinner and relax. Long weeks make for quiet Friday nights, but yesterday was an exception to my typical evening plans.
I spent a good part of the day on Tuesday creating thirteen new Collage Sheets and Simon picked them up from the printer on Friday morning. I’d had a few days of the images dancing around in my head and knew I wanted to do something with them.
One of the by products of filming lots of videos is lots of left over stuff, in various stages of completion. I pulled out some 4″ x 4″ Strathmore Artist Tiles I’d worked on while filming Finnabair’s Impasto Paint video. They had colors fingerpainted on the background so were more or less ready for what I wanted to do, then began cutting images out. I chose two Halloween ones and another from the GirlIttude 6 sheet. That one will probably find its way to a card or journal page.
See the new Collage Sheets by clicking HERE – they’re in sale at the moment for 30% off, so an awesome deal! I used A Troop Of Monsters, Graphic Pumpkins, and GirlIttude 6.
I used Strathmore Artist Tiles, Marabu Artist Crayons (though the stencils, over the existing backgrounds), our Punchinella Trio #1 and Ancient Ruins Stencils and added a little line work with a PITT Pen. The sentiment on the first card was cut from our Fall and Halloween Quotes Collage Sheet. Take a look at the second one, with the monsters from the A Troop of Monsters Collage Sheet, and you’ll see I used a couple of the stickers from the new Creative Dyary Back Chat Stickers. I like them in this application.
Because the backgrounds were done, all that remained was adding a layer or two using the stencils and Art Crayons, then the images I’d cut out. Here’s what I ended up with:
Creative Dyary Back Chat Stickers in action, outside of a Dyary or planner!
Lest you think I’m somehow neater than you (we all have images in our mind’s eye of fabulous studios with everything in its place), take a peek behind the curtain and you see my bench and just how messy it is. When I begin it’s usually in a space on the table that’s about 30″ x 30″. Once I’ve spread stuff all over the place it ends up that I have about 12″ of clear space to actually work in. Mind you, the table is 8 feet long, so there’s a lot of other stuff accumulated there too.