A is for Attitude
I was testing my hand-made stencils on this page. I tried to be as random as possible. I nearly ruined (or so I thought) the background by adding the yellow stripes using my hand-carved stamp - I was THIS close to gessoing all over it. I'm glad I didn't. It looks perfect with the faces and the quote and words.
The faces were inspired by my online friend Julia's painting. I'm not an expert on faces and I discovered, when you cut the face in halves, it hides some of the imperfections.
[quote by Winston Churchill]
B is for Books
I really love this spread - the green colour, the background book collage, the white drippage, the quote - everything.
[quote by William Hazlitt ]
C is for Confidence
This page started with two Celtic circles in texture paste (testing my stencils again) and bright yellow/orange paints. Then I started experimenting with my home-made sprays and it turned muddy and brownish... I tried to save it with some yellow and some doodles, but I don't like the result much...
[quote by Marianne Williamson]
D is for Discipline (a.k.a. Drippage gone too far)
First, I embossed white cardstock using my Tim Holtz embossing plates. I cut the cardstock to smaller pieces and glued them down randomly. And then I spent some time dripping paint all over it. Drippage can be addicting - the key is to stop at the right time. Well, I didn't...
[quote by Jim Rohn]
E is for Efficiency (and Effectiveness)
After I printed and hand-cut the letters (aaah, way too many E's and F's...), I discovered I couldn't fit the quote on one side. There were two possibilities: A) to cut the letters again, smaller, B) to split the quote and have it on both sides. I chose B...
[quote by Peter Drucker]
F is for Frustration
This page was supposed to look completely different - I can still see it in my mind's eye - but I couldn't recreate it onto paper. This added even more to the frustration I was experiencing at the time of painting. But overall, it looks good.
[quote by Marie Chapian]
CH is for Chaos
I used pieces of corrugated paper for the background. Then I added coarse paste to add more texture. The rest is paint, sprays and drippage.
Note: CH is a letter in the Czech alphabet - it comes after H and before I. It is pronounced like in the Scottish loch, or German Bach. When looking up words for my C page, I found out, there are plenty of suitable ones beginning with CH. I just couldn't leave it be so I decided to dedicate one page to CH.
[quote by Dean Koontz]
K is for Kindness
I used my new hand-cut stencil for the background and acrylic paints.
[quote by Scott Adams]
Q is for Questioning
My favourite tissue/deli paper technique on the background + acrylic paints + lots of drippage. I recorded making of this page for YouTube. But the video needs some editing so I'm not sure when it's going to be published...
[quote by Albert Einstein]
S is for Silly
I had this "silly" mood for about three weeks - I made a lot of silly collages, inspired by Teesha Moore.
The background is created using Dylusions sprays and my handmade stencils.
[quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein]