Get Messy | Home Made Stamps and Blackout Poetry

This week has been hard – my last week of summer holidays and the passing of my first born furbaby. Our 19 year old cat crossed the rainbow bridge and there have been many tears shed. I can not believe just how devastated I am.

That all being said, my Get Messy prompts are a little bit below par (in my opinion) just because I couldn’t concentrate. I was still determined to give them a go though.

Challenge #1:
Journal prompt:
If I were queen…

Art Prompt: Make your own stamp to create a background for your royal decrees. Use anything you can find and dip it in paint or ink or make a reusable stamp.
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I took inspiration from the movie Frozen. I was introduced to this by my niece and nephew over Christmas and thought it made sense. I made my stamps (snowflakes and Olaf) using Lauren’s technique which was fun and relatively easy.
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Challenge #2
Journal prompt: Make a blackout poem like Austin Kleon does (see his work and examples here) using a magazine article, newspaper, an old book page or any other writings you can find.

Art prompt: If your blackout poem doesn’t cover your entire page, paint a background by using a splatter technique with a paintbrush. Load up water and paint on your brush, hold the brush above your page, then tap the brush with your other hand to create random splatters of paint.
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I am not the best wordsmith and poetry is definitely a very weak spot for me but I was determined to give this prompt a go. I have been tempted by blackout poems for some time but too scared to try.

I have to admit I sat and worked on this for hours. Trying to find words that worked was really difficult. I think it turned out ok in the end though.
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Not long until the launch of the ‘new’ Get Messy’ project. I’m really looking forward to seeing what it’s like. But in the meantime I will stalk my email account for next weeks prompts. Check out the site here for more information and to sign up for the newsletter.
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  1. deb @ inner compass designs 17 January 2015

    first time linking up with Kellie – happy to find your blog. I love making found poetry but have not done blackout poetry yet – love what you created.

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  2. Caylee 19 January 2015

    So much emotion in here. <3 <3 <3

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