Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kickstart Your Art Days 5 & 6: Tea Time's Delicious!

Today is the sixth day of a Smeared and Smudged Forum challenge, Kickstart Your Art!, an Art Journal Every Day challenge.  We are given a prompt every morning and then have 24 hours to produce a journal page.

Yesterday's prompt was to use an organic medium.  I chose tea, mostly because all the coffee was gone by the time I started my page!

 I started with a wash of very strong tea, letting it run down the page.  I let that dry, then followed with two more successively darker washes of acrylic paint thinned with the tea, again letting it run down the page.

After yesterday's overblown piece, I tried to keep this simple, finishing with a stamp from A Day for Daisies and the hand-lettered word "Simplicity."

Today's prompt was to use a magazine or book page.

Since we always have cooking mags lying around, I cannibalized one of those, then added some collage elements and scribble-painting with a Gelato.  I finished with the stamps of the hand with chopsticks holding a shrimp, for an all-around foodie page; then added the word "Delicious!"  The shrimp doesn't exactly go with the bit dessert pic in the top left, but oh, well!

1 comment:

  1. Great pages! Love the drippy tea page, and the foodie page is really cool.:) Thanks for playing along with us!