We are home from our big Canadian Adventure. We traveled many miles, 11,000 in all, and saw some pretty spectacular things. I love to travel and see the world but as they say "there's no place like home". Jennie's challenge "Home Sweet Home" couldn't have fit my mood any better so I made a quick little entry in my art journal to mark the occasion. Hope you like it.
I already had gesso on the pages so got right to work. This project went together rather fast because I had the house cut out and stashed away. It is from a DCWV paper pad. I cut out the flower and word "beautiful" from the same paper pad. All of the letters are grunge board from some packs that I purchase awhile ago.
I started out painting my pages using Distress Paint, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry, but found that the color was just a little intense so I went over all of it with Picket Fence. Alone the way I had a happy accident when I forgot to wash my brush before adding the second color. With the blue already on the brush the pink turned a bit purple, which was ok with me.
I painted all the letters with Picked Raspberry and then grunged them up a bit with some Vintage Photo. The button was in my button jar and it was the perfect size and color so all I had to do was remove the shaft and glue it on. Using molding paste I added a nice white cloud and some edging with one of Tim's Layering Stencils. Since I used Distress Paint and it was dry, I chose to edge the entire thing with Archival Ink, Cornflower Blue.
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Have a crafty weekend,