Kassa has been our guest designer this month, and I have been blown away with her creativity! So glad that you joined us for May, Kassa and I will certainly be looking forward to seeing what you keep creating!!
Hello Friends! We are back again with a new challenge for you this week and it is to work in monochrome, meaning one color or values of one color that you can get by mixing it with white or black. Like this photo I took on my trip back home last Sunday; love those "God rays" as I call them.
I've been feeling blue this week, so I figured that was the perfect color for me to work with, and I started with Dina Wakley's Ocean blue and changed the values.
Started with my base of the Ocean blue on a gessoed page in my art journal, then I wiped out some of the paint through a stencil. Next I added black to my blue and started to layer on some stencils.
Added white to my blue and painted on some of the lighter blue and scraped it and stenciled again.
Next step, add some stamping to create more visual interest, and I used stamps by Nathalie Kahlbach here.
In retrospect, I think the photo I shared at the beginning of this post was a message, but I didn't know until I got home that our sweet little Jack Russell, Jasper had died earlier in the afternoon. We were blessed to share about 16 years together. We first found Jasper, or rather he found us, when we stopped at a farm in our area to get fresh corn. It was love at first sight. My sons have grown up with this little fellow, and he has touched all of our lives. We miss him, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Art journaling can help to heal us. I have written a few words here, but they are not so visible...which is a great way to approach something you want to do, but don't want to share all of it with the world.
I had painted the J and bingo card with some of the paint, added some washi, and went in a scribbled and shaded with a graphite pencil.
I hope you are inspired to try a project in one color, why not choose a favorite color? I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!
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Wondering how the team is approaching the monochromatic challenge? Head on over, because I know you will be as blown away by their creativity as I am!