This was a just for fun spread that came out in my large watercolor journal.
I was this far along before I thought to take out the camera.
I chose this gal stencil (one of Jessica Sporn's StencilGirl designs) as focal point, and masked off the parts of the stencil I didn't want to use before applying archival ink with an ink blending tool.
Here she is with the addition of some black rays coming in from the top corner, as well as the bottom and right.
I was testing the level of ink I had on those little burst stamps and decided I'd them more on my scrap paper than I would stamped on the page, so I punched them outand adhered them with mat medium.
I usually like at least one word on a page, so I gave her a little inspirational saying.
Here's everything I used. I've been on a sorting/purging binge and now know (remember!) every colorant I own, and am determined they should all get more air time.
Last Saturday the lovely Alison Bomber and I were able to squeeze in another visit while she's here in the USA. We went to a flea market and then found a wonderful antiques store that had the black cabinet featured above. Oh my… it's heavy metal, 3′ long and quite deep… with 10 drawers, 2 door, and a deep shelf… I am in heaven and it seems made for my space!
Soon I'll be doing a studio post – I am so happy to be getting better organized and really ‘cleaning house' in terms of supplies. When I got home from Art Is You I was determined to unpack with care, which prompted questions about what's a keeper, what's meant for donation, and what should be placed for resale. I've also done a huge stamp sort and need to make plans for a virtual sale on over 100 of them. I am motivated!