Day 5 of the 30 Day Craft Challenge with the inspiration word for today
With todays project I wanted to do something a little different, but was not really sure what that was. So after standing in my studio staring at the contents of my room for some time, hoping a flash of inspiration would bound into my being - I noticed some mini canvases I had had for some time but had not yet used...so todays project was born.
I had many ideas in my head of what Journey meant to me and what images I could use - Hot air balloon paper, photos from a trip to India...but instead I happened across some stamps I have had for some time and this is what grew out of it...
(Quote from J.R.R. Tolkien)I first used some Tim Holtz distress ink (Pumice stone) on the edges and stamped the dandelion with plain black ink. I used some charcoal pencils to darken the image a little and stain the canvas more and a black sharpie to add some highlights. There is also a little bit of silver ink that can not be seen in the picture. I followed a similar formula for the dandelion pieces and wrapped each canvas with a little bit of straw string I had recycled from an old project.
I actually had 2 more canvases which I played around with for a little while writing "Not all who wander are lost..." on them, but I did not like how they came out. (The photo can be seen of them below) so instead I took a photo of the two canvases on my pin board and photoshopped the text in.
I can imagine many of these canvas in a similar design covering a large part of a wall...but that will have to wait until another day!
Here are some projects from the 30 Day Craft Challenge participants from yesterday...
Ann Place - Layout
Erin Boxsell - Layout
Nicky Normandale - Photo layout to be framed
Will be uploading more photos tomorrow from those participating for the inspiration word ~Journey~