I have a confession. I'm one of those people who think they know all the lyrics to a song. Wrong. Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of a road trip with one of my brothers and one of my sisters (no kids, no spouses, so lots of silliness) and my brother tipped me onto the app called Sound Hound. It's free and it's awesome. All you do is open the app while a song is playing and hold the phone toward the speakers… suddenly you have the song name, artist name, and entire lyrics on your phone. And frequently (cough cough), the lyrics didn't match the ones I've been singing my whole life.
Same can be said for the lyrics to Let's Go Fly a Kite, which I've had in my head since the beginning of the month. I made this spread in my art journal over the weekend, and when it was all done I learned the line is Up Where the Air is Clear. Not Bright. Hooooaaaaaah! Too late for Gesso. It stands as is!
I colored the pages with Dyan Reaveley's fantastic Dylusions Ink Sprays and used them in a water brush (just pour the Dylusions in carefully and you can color with them!) to color the letters. Lots of stencils and a sweet paper doll lady from A Stamp in the Hand that I've had for ages. I also used Distress Markers on her. Tim's Papillon stamp provides a pattern for my kite, and I heat embossed it with clear powder. It's stamped on a piece of Ranger's manila cardstock which takes Dyan's Ink Sprays beautifully. I painted a few toothpicks to frame the kite and used photo corners punched from another bit of Papillon for the kite tails.
I cover lots of tips and techniques using Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Inks, Distress Stains, and more in my online class with Craftsy, which includes lifetime access and a money-back guarantee. It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. You can ask me any questions you have in the Craftsy forum, and also share your work with me and other students there. Here’s a 2-minute preview:
Wouldn't it be fun to go and fly a kite today, for real?