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!
Once Upon a Time
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