Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Creative Jumpstart 2014

I'm participating in a really fun online learning experience called Creative Jumpstart 2014 (www.nathaliesstudio.com). Different artists contribute video tutorials for different techniques and several big art companies are doing give aways. On top of all that goodness there is a very nice community of artist on the forum. So it's a great opportunity to connect with other people who enjoy the same things I do.

One of the things I like about the contest...besides the obvious FREE STUFF... is that is pushes me to make more art and put it out there. In order to enter you have to post an example containing a product from that company or a household object (this year's theme). So it gives me a reason to get some art done, though I never really need a reason.

So here is my piece for the Luminartes contest. I used Radiant Rain sprays for the background and the heart. The background has Ginger Peach, Fern and Snap Dragon using circles cut from plastic as a mask. The heart was printed on my Gelli Plate with read acrylic paint on deli paper. I cut the heart out and then over sprayed with Ginger Flower Radiant Rain spray.

I'm never sure I'm done with pages and I still feel this one is missing something. But I'm calling it done for now. I do try to learn something from every experience. This time I learned that I should never try to stamp words after 10pm, some of those are really crooked. Since letting go of perfection is another thing I'm trying to work on, I'm posting the pages anyway!


lehtipollo said...

I love the mood of this piece! The circles just bring a lightness to it.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

gorgeous artjournal- Love it- Thank you for playing along in the Luminate Giveaway and CJS2014!