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Monday, 25 January 2010

Oh no not more snow!!

As I was doing my usual scoot around blogs this morning I spotted that SARAH over on THE ART OF MOODLING has entered the latest challenge issued by Michelle Ward over on GREEN PEPPER PRESS. Not one to be left out and trying to find any excuse to do other than what I was meant to be today I decided to go over and check it out! So, below is what I ended up doing instead of what I should have been!!





The challenge is to paint a double page spread with gesso, add acrylic paints, drop on water, wipe or dab and then cut paper snowflakes to use as stencils over the page. The stencils are then added to the pages for texture. My poor flakes were falling apart by the time they had been used a couple of times..........they were only paper after all.............but that was OK, in fact I liked that!

I then added a few words, went round with a black pen, added some black and white charcoal, played a bit more etc etc!! Still "feels" like they need some more adding but they meet the challenge so far so here they are!

15 comments:

michelle ward said...

hey sue! thanks for coming to play with us. great pages! love the smudging effect surrounding some of the flakes.

Sarah Anderson said...

LOL I was there thinking, how could you have snow only an hour away from me when I live nearer the hills!!
Cooool pages ;) Always better to be doing something other than what you should be!

Helen said...

Looks lovely. I thought you meant you'd had more snow - real snow - too!!

Julie Ranae said...

Well here you go...the snow is REALLY falling here in Northern Illinois USA!

Hey Sue...great take on this challenge...I always love to see what's next in your creative mind!

:)

cathsheard said...

Hi Sue, nice to meet you via the Crusades. I really like what the charcoal does to your images - very cool. Now stop procrastinating! ;-)

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allmimsey said...

Love the stencils...I saw the challenge and just haven't taken the time. I love making snowflakes...maybe this is just what I need to push me to work.

prashant said...
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Marilyn said...

Love your snowflakes!! The black/ white charcoal just sets them off. Your blog is really great too - did you do your own background?

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Sue! Quite the challenge! Very cool. xxD

Liz Ness said...

Great pages!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very very pretty...so soft !!

iHanna said...

Love how you made it your own by adding words and pencil outlining - very cool indeed!

Regina said...

I really like what the charcoal smudges did to take your page up a notch. Really cool idea and counter-intuitive to how I think of pristine white snow.

jgr said...

I love the smudging! It really gives depth--WOW!