Friday, March 13, 2015

Tutorial on "Beware" a "dark" project using a Smeared Ink image.

I had a passion when the images from smeared ink were released . The collection is Toxic Dancer.
I thought how powerful in a day of lawlessness, such hatred and anger in the air , foods are so poisoned and the list is endless.
I do not think we can travel through our lives on this planet and not be touched by the events at one time or another.
I made a post on my Challenge blog

The piece is "Beware"

Let me share with you how I made it.

I used a Dylusion journal. The smaller one, which by the way I love.
I wanted to thicken the pages so I did something unique. I used four pages.

The black under page host two middle pages the sides have been torn down on the middle pages
I used Dina Wikley white gesso as a base coat. after drying I used black acrylics.

I used a metal embellishment that has holes in it as a stencil,and my Mother had this paper paint by

folkart called Papier, this color is metallic green.
after the black acrylic dried on the back pages I mixed black acrylic with Wendy Vecchi paste and used the embellishment as a stencil, when that dried I used my finger and rubbed over the ridges of the stenciled area...the Papier metallic green.I used Diana Wakley's gel medium as a top coat.

The inner pages were torn on the edges and glued down.

I again gesso(ed) the middle pages
I made act sized images using my new smeared Ink stamps. Here is a link to their store.
I began adding the gel medium and and colored the image.
The red moon is called the Blood moon our of a photo in one of my Mothers prophecy magazines.
I used the rest of the black paste to blend all the images and mod Podge when all was dry.

I hope you like this.Dark art has been a topic lately in my friend Effy Wild's FB this is for you guys...hugs

susan s

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The moon speaking...Moon Journaling with Effy- Wild

 I have another moon piece to share with you. I have moved my learning and personal journal pages here. I have become active again and working for market in July and September so my other blogs are just to busy to share real life and journaling that is thought through and learning processes.

I am loving Effy Wilds moon processes. The moon is powerful and is a wonderful thought provoking person and teacher.

The full moon has either brought me energy and clarity or tiredness and the lack of clarity.
This full moon was almost a perfect ballance. I was not exhusted and heavy feeling and I was not hipper. loved it.
We live out in country right now. part of me likes it the other part of me hates it. but moon shots are sweet.
This is a shot from my cell phone.

This is my piece.
Effy was so kind in answering my questions..I love the process of learning. This is a mixture of two projects in one
moon journals
and also her journal mix on spring..a new season coming

I love this life!

susan s