lately, i have been venturing outside my atc/card comfort zone. i've done a few mixed media canvases and i have loved learning new things. my friend cindi has been telling me about this u-stream class she has been doing. it is tracy weinzapfel from helmarusa, doing a live craftie session every monday night. i decided to try it out a few weeks ago and only caught it for about the last 10 minutes. then a few days ago, i remembered it was monday. and my hubby was watching basketball *yawn* and it was like destiny that i go participate in this class. (here's a link to the video if you want to watch...and you do. it's amazing!)
so i did. and i got totally inspired. then i had to work the next day.
but i didn't yesterday. so i went to michael's and got some watercolor paper and a charcoal pencil (the two things i didn't have...). and i felt like a total nerd standing in the store because i had NO idea what to get. and i love technology these days. so me, being the big nerd i am, i whipped out my phone, checked out facebook and low and behold, who is online but tracy. so i sent her a message asking her some silly questions to which she was oh so nice and willing to answer! i got what i needed and came home to make my first "art journal". (after stopping at the library so i could buy some old books to destroy...felt kinda bad about that!) i put quotes around art journal because you know i have a billion journals/notebooks laying around. but i made this one specifically to play more with this mixed media thing. and you know i love making my own little books!
so the end of this story is coming up...this is what i created after monday night's broadcast. i learned the coolest "drippies" technique and a few other things i had never seen before, like using a baby wipe to paint with. who knew? awesomely fun and easy. i encourage you to try something that is outside of your comfort zone because you never know what you are going to find out you can do and will love!!
stamps: ippity, unity
cardstock: watercolor paper
ink: onyx black, rich razzleberry, walnut stain distress, worn lipstick distress, black soot distress
other: gesso, acrylic paint, charcoal pencil