Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rubbermoon: True Free Spirit Art Journal Page

July is the place where art journal meets writing journal.  I spend much of my July north - attending the latest writing residency as I write to earn my MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry. 

This page sat for a long time with just sky and Lone Pine and "True Free Spirit."  I loved it for its simplicity and textured sky.  The background is comprised of acrylic paints:  orange, two blues, a bit of teal, and a scraping of white.  I tore and adhered two green pieces of tissue paper before embossing Lone Pine on the page.

I fished out from my scrap box a pretty piece of wrapping paper from a friend and on it, dashed a bit of writing I had in front of me.  This I layered to a patch of tissue paper and cornered it off with pieces of bright Washi tape.  Voila!  The two arts of stamping and writing meet!

All stamps by Rubbermoon.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rubbermoon Post: A String of Suns

This was my Summer Solstice project, to create a string of suns (Rubbermoon:  Large Lady Sun Face/ge2475) to hang as a banner in my living room.   In fact, they turned out to be the brightest suns of the day as it was overcast and breezy outdoors.

I started this by coloring two glossy sheets of paper using Distress and Dylusion Inks - mostly oranges, yellows and a splash of purple, a bit of aqua and pink.  These sheets I glued to heavy cardstock. I had planned to run them through a die cutter, but the sun is just slightly larger than the circle dies I had in mind, so I ended up cutting each by hand after stamping.

Lots of sun love!

After trim, I set two eyelets at the top of each sun, through which to run their ribbon.

I added a gold bead between each sun and voila - a sun banner to hang in my living room!

Oh, happy summer! :)