Wednesday, February 22

Wanderlust: Inspired by Amanda Grace

I've recently finished a class with Amanda Grace of Pilgrim Soul in my Wanderlust journey, and wanted to share what I created based on her inspiration. 

Let me just say, this particular creative journey took a sharp turn in the road, when the first photo I tried the packing tape transfer method with did not turn out well - I think I was a bit overenthusiastic in my scrubbing. So, I had to find another printed photo and came across this one of my mom and two sisters and had a brand new approach.

I started by writing down some memories of this photo in large letters, vertically on my page, then covered them lightly with paint.

I was trying to create a tropical vibe to my colors, and after I had the base down, I dripped blue and yellow from opposite ends, and left some thick blobs in there for texture, that I went back into and did some inscribing.

Once that dried, time to stamp in some designs with black ink, using Seth Apter's new border stamps, and Birgit Koopsen's Punchanella stamp.

Time for some fluid acrylics over the stamped layer, blending with fingers and baby wipes.

Here is the result of my second packing tape transfer photo. Basically, you apply packing tape onto a photo printed on copy paper, trim it and soak it in warm water for about ten minutes, then start rubbing the paper off of the back. As you can see with this one, I think I still rubbed too much, but it is useable.

I adhered the picture with Ultra Matte Varnish, added in strips of masking tape, a bit more paint, and some stamped borders, as well as the stamped sun from Paper Artsy.

Wrote my thoughts in white, and added some white highlights, and thought I was done.

Final thought was to add in some vertical words, and I like that. Done!

It was great to think back to travel adventures I had with these three while my Mom was alive. Now, these sisters and I travel to a destination each year to get together, and remember our Mom.

Americana Acrylic Paints - Sunny Day, Snow White, Deep Turquoise, Shrimp, Pink Tropics
Fluid Acrylics -Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Hansa Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange Hue
Mediums - Ultra Matte Varnish
Seth Apter Spotlights and Border Lines
Carabelle Studio Punchanella
Paper Artsy ETS01
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, brush, mister Dylusians 8x8 journal, white pen, baby wipes, packing and masking tape


  1. Lovely! A treasure to remember your mom.

  2. I really like this! Good image transfer and I like how it blends into the background.


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