Hi dear WOYWW friends, it is a miserable day outside, all chilly and rainy. Nice to stay inside and do some art! I got a challenge here for Rubber Dance which is a bit of a hard cookie for me. Vintage tones. It runs all month, but as I am preparing for a journey next week my mind is in the clouds and I got washing to do and this and that. You know.
But first my messy workspace, which shows all kinds of works. The one in the middle is for the vintage tones challenge. The one on the left is not finished yet, but has some more summer like colours and well my desk is as it is every week. Full of stuff.
The challenge gave me the chance to experiment a little with tea bags and leaves. You will see a close up of the above page, where it is easy to see. I made three projects, that are all created with stamped tea bags. The first one is an index card:
I really like the delicate appearance of the stamped portrait and I used different tones of brown. The stamps are from the newRubber Dance Da Vinci sheet. Wonderful vintage portraits,flowers and quotes. Very inspirational. I stitched the tea bag to the card with bakers twine. That dark brown blob is a collaged gelli plate print.
The next one is an Art Journal page, where I experimented with real oak leaves, as they have just the right colour and stamped some text on them. They were not easy to handle and may not last forever, but what is forever??
The portrait and the flower are stamped on a tea bag again (I love it, it is soooo vintage like 😉 ), here is a close up
I also liked, how the stamping on the leaves turned out. All stamps are from Rubber Dance.
Now also an Art Journal page which I consider as a minor accident. Did this ever happen to you that you are trying and working on a peace and it just does not turn out how you want it to be? I was just about to destroy this one, but then I thought I better show it, because it came from my desk, the Queen of Imperfection! I deserved my crown with this one. The leaves are stamped on tea bags again and cut out – I quite like that. Make up your own mind about the rest.
Being a bit short on time this week, I might not be able to visit all desks, but I will reply any comment – promise.
Well peeps that is all for today, got to do some packing and see you in two weeks with smashing news.