Over Enthusiastic (that's a big word for a Sunday ) or am I just trying to do to much all at once?? Nothing new there once I get going!! Maybe my Muse is here today??
I have been working on my Soul Journal again, but looking back at some of the pages I felt they were over worked - too dark with oil pastels etc like this one..and as I could not find my Gesso I peeled some of the previously stuck down newspaper pieces and found a large tub of White Emulsion paint ... much better- actually it's hard to believe they are the same pages - I enjoyed this removing pieces and over painting so much I did more but here are just one or two more before and after pages to show you - as you can see I used some more newspaper to 'press' away the emulsion paint.
Then I started my 'Press glass' exercise - Not being in an office (or having access to an office being unemployed!!) I used my scanner. I scanned some tiny safety pins, some of my heap of white buttons and some of the eyelets I use for my bodices. First pic just 'as is'. Then I used a black fabric background. Next these were imported into PSP and I turned the first into a double mosaic. Now I need to print some copies out and paint them. Then whilst making a coffee I was just about to throw away the pizza base tray from last nights dinner - I usually keep these for painting but have so many. As my mind was racing with the idea of working on my newly painted Soul Journal pages I thought I could carve myself some an alphabet stamp. I have loads of alphabet stamps in lovely sets but never use them, I like to keep them in their boxes and did want to sell them but now I might use them. Anyway carving into the pizza tray.... Very enthusiastically I carved away without really thinking how the stamps would stamp - typical me - not thinking!! Here they all are. They are roughly 2.5 - 3 cms tall. There was still some base left so some 'shapes' appeared.... Next question...... will they stamp and look recognisable? The answer - thankfully YES - but there is a 'but' (isn't there always a 'but'). But they are not easy to use - they need a 'handle' to help pick them up off the page. I got bored after making two handles, using black tape - you can't see the letter properly now... - so will just have to be careful using my lovely new stamps, without handles! The next task is my Permission slip and envelope - they are both a work in progress (as most of today's work so far!!) Here is a view of the back and front of my slip - I wrote onto a print of my fav page from my Soul Journal. There will be more pics, if you can stand more, either later today or tomorrow.