We have two AWESOME sponsors for this hop offering blog candy. Shannon Leffew Keith will be donating an item from her Etsy shop and Cori Wagner of Ginger Snap Scraps who will be donating a $10 gift certificate to her store. In order to be eligible for entries to win you will need to become a follower of the host blog and leave comments on all participating blogs both days.
The hop started at Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/You should have arrived here from Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
I decided to start off by showing you my heap of scraps!
For my first project I decided to do a page in my art journal. I went thru my scrap basket and chose several different pieces of complimentary papers. I tore them into different sized and shaped pieces and put them on my page in collage fashion.
Around my collage I used various complimentary colors of gouache paint.
While still a bit wet, this was covered and mixed with gesso.
I left this overnite so that it would be completely dry before adding my next two layers of acrylic paint.
The first layer was put on with a dry brush.
The last layer was put on with a dry brayer.
One of the things I enjoy most about art journaling is that I can do anything I want on top once my base page technique is complete and I often will use an inspiring quote or scripture. Today I chose my inspiration from a story about a man that hiked the Appalachian Trail. Although it was about his dream to hike, I felt it applied to making any dream a reality. The journaling reads:
Come back tomorrow for a new scraps to treasure project!