Thursday, February 11, 2021

Wishes to Return to the Things I Love To Do

My take on another Wanderlust lesson which involved a dandelion.  When I was little, I'd pick those white dandelions and blow them into the wind; I'm not sure I actually made wishes while doing it. I used a vellum envelope and wrote, on the tag inside, my wishes for things I love that I once again will be able to do after I get my COVID vaccine. The wishes range from hugging my kids to getting a haircut.  

I had trouble finding a white pen that worked on top of acrylic paint, so I ended up using a fine brush and white acrylic paint. I used a fan brush to make the wispy dandelion tips.  

Of course, I had to add a couple of digital printout images from Gecko Galz. And I happened to have washi tape that said make a wish!


Art Journal Journey:  February:  Heavy Metal (staples and wish charm) #64

Gecko Galz Facebook Papercrafting Challenge Group:  Love

Frilly and Funkie February: Groundhog Day #18 x

Things I love to use over and over are my acrylic paints, stamps, black pen, and digital images. I also love digging around in years of craft stash to find the perfect embellishments. 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Hearts and Roses Equal Romance

My art journal pages are inspired by a Wanderlust 2021 lesson.  However, I created my own take on the concept, using heart shapes, stencils and glitter.  


General's charcoal pencil, Signo white Uniball pen, Faber Castell black Pitt artist pen,TomBow Dual Brush Pen botanical green, Crayola Glitter marker red

Glitz Beautiful Dreamer Damask scrapbook paper

Wendy Vecchi Stencils for Art Never Enough Hearts

STAMPlorations ARTplorations stencil Hearts All Over

white and clear gesso; Liquitex white heavy body acrylic paint, Dina Wakley magenta heavy body acrylic paint, modeling paste; PVA and PPA glue

Gecko Galz digital papers and collage sheets: A Rose Is A Rose, Texture Jewels Squares, Beautiful Dreamer, Wild Roses paper pack, Heather Hudson for Gecko Galz Birds of a Feather word labels, Rose stamps

German Dresden Border Fancy Scalloped Red metallic strip

red bread ties with metal strip inside

Stampin' Up heart die

vintage postage stamps

heart doilies, washi tape and red gem strips most likely from Michaels


Art Journal Journey:  February:  Heavy Metal (bread ties and Dresden) #47

Gecko Galz Facebook Papercrafting Challenge Group:  Roses or Music; Colours  WINNER

Gecko Galz Blog:  February Challenge:  Love Through the Ages #4 x

More Than Words February Challenge: Romance and Rose #8 x

Mixed Media Academy:  February Challenge:  Quote and Colors #4 x

More Mixed Media Challenge February:  Anything Goes with Optional Red #6

STAMPlorations: Love Vibe Challenge with Sue #8 x

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