Week 6 – the final week of Season of Happy, and the final week of my first season as a Creative Team member. Its been so much fun already – did you see my first blog post this week? Well you need to be a member of Get Messy Art Journal site to see it, so jump over there and register now. I can guarantee you will get a lot out of it. Tutorials, inspiration, free downloads, a real community full of the most amazingly talented artists you could ask for. What are you waiting for?
The pages I am sharing this week are a mish-mash of extra pages I made throughout the season but haven’t shared yet, and my responses to some prompts, and pages that I made just because I was inspired. This first is my attempt at hot glue gun resist from a tutorial earlier this season by Zinia. The technique was fun, but I am not that happy with my result. I think its the writing – I kind of messed it up and then hated it. But in the interests of showing that we all make mistakes and pages that ‘we’ don’t like, I am putting it up here.
Next up is a gelli plate page. Lots of random colour and stencilling and doodling on this one. I even attempted a mask – can you spot the silhouette of a girl in there? Its a bit like Where’s Wally I’m afraid.
Rainbows have always fascinated me. I don’t think I saw many growing up, I’m not sure why but I just don’t remember them, but when we moved to Tasmania it was like I would see one every other day. They make me smile every time too – it must be all of the colours, and the thought that maybe there really is a leprechaun at the end of one. This page I made using torn pieces of tissue paper in as many colours of the rainbow as I could find. Its so bright – and it was definitely messy to make.
And my last page for now is my response to what happiness is to me – water colour geometric paintings, plus lots of happy thoughts.
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