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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - The Taj Mahal - Three Views/Three Viewpoints

When I need a journal fix, and I have no plan, I like to gesso the pages and smoosh them together for a ridged texture.  That's how this spread began.  I sprayed with Dylusions and scribbled on some Gelatos.  And, since pink is the basic black of India, I began thinking of images and papers in my stash from my trip to Rajasthan.  I chose one of my zillion photos I took of the Taj Mahal and printed it in several versions.

I used one of the images to draw, cut, and emboss kid foam to make a stamp and impressed it onto the page.

I printed the image several times in different versions to place around the page.  I found some swirly pink and gold paper in my scrapbook file and a cute elephant from a World Market purchase.

Now that I had three vesions of the Taj I looked for quotations that would suit the page...Voila...three views...from romantic to cynical...


  1. Wow Linda, I just loved that smudged background, and the way you played with your photo it is marvellous, to cut, to make stamp out of it and to use as print, so many possibilities!

  2. Wow is right Linda! Fabulous pieces and I love pink and all of it's variations- you really created some gorgeousness here!

  3. Gorgeous colour choices. Love the texture.

  4. Amazing! I love it - thanks for sharing!