Touchy Feely (Texture)
Art Challenge: Textured Paper
Journal Prompt: I'm So Not Feeling It!
This week's challenge was indeed that. Although I love using textured paper, purchased or hand made, the prompt did not inspire me. I think of my journal as a place for positive declarations or lessons learned, but I did muddle through.
I started with textured paper gifted to me by friend and fellow hoarder, Lowry Smathers, and supplemented with cheesecloth I still had on my desk from the previous week's challenge.
I dyed the cheesecloth with TintIt spray dye, and I used gel medium to form the strips into stylized flowers.
I love to work in my garden, but the heat this summer has made it impossible after 10:00 a.m. "Not feeling" up to work outside, I brought my flowers inside to my journal page. I used the "stems" as the journaling guideline.
Although my flowers are not fine art, I had fun manipulating the materials to suggest blossoms.