Michelle Ward suggests having a ripping good time this month for the Street Team Crusade – No.42
So, I took some of the papers on my desktop and dutifully tore them into strips. I like torn edges, so it was no hassle at all! It also made a big change for me NOT to do any sewing at all for this piece… Thanks for getting me back in the loop, Michelle. It’s been a while since I took part in a Crusade!
I got my altered book out – the one I use for journal pages – and began to stick the papers down randomly. I always wonder whether anything we do artfully is, in fact, random? Or is it all there already, subconsciously?
Took that pic with my phone, so that you can see what I started out with… and this is what developed.
So there’s some loose threads there, I know, right? But I was sitting right next to the sewing machine and it seemed natural to just grab some and stick them down too – in the name of my god, Texture! I used liquid glaze and some acrylic paint, gesso, stamps from my collection, my Neos and my favourite black and white Sharpie Poster Paint Pens… it’s been too long!
I shall do more pages like this again soon. I am committing myself to “Memories and Reflections”: Kelly Kilmer’s online class later this month. My BBGF, Barbara Hagerty has been telling me about Kelly (whose classes she’s lucky enough to take in person too!), for the last 18 months at least, so I know it’s gonna be good!
It’s been almost a year since I last took an art class, so I am investing my earnings from sales of wearable arty things at Glastonbury in this class. I love that I don’t need to buy any new materials and also, that we learn to make 2 journals to use in the class too. How cool is that?
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