Monday, December 30, 2013

Create, Inspire and LOVE... 2014!

Hello Everyone...Lynne here today (smile) and in just one more day it will be the beginning of another new year and this REALLY excites me. "Why?" you ask, since we do get a new year Every year... Well, the answer is the older I get the more I appreciate the gift of Time... and to me every single new year is a gift of more time to do things I haven't tried yet and to continue doing all the things I already love to do - which is what I did today!  I am so very excited to be able to share with you a brand new canvas I created using three of Susan K. Weckesser's Unity stamp sets, some heavy-body acrylic paint and incorporating some of my newest art passion - my Zentangle patterns.

Susan's house stamp from her Little Haven set is so easy to fill with "tangles" that I just couldn't stop... the hardest part of the entire process was trying to decide whether or not to color in my pattern-filled house or to keep it black and white.  As you can see they both have their charms...

In the end I decided to use color... because that's just how I roll! (smile)

To create this wonderful zentangled house I stamped my image on 140lbs watercolor paper with Archival ink and used my Sakura micron pens to create the patterns inside the house.  I used watered down colored india inks to wash in some color and because all the products I used were waterproof there was no transfer of color or ugly black smears when I added the color or when I glued everything onto my canvas.

I added patterns to all the elements I stamped and after I had all my elements in place and nicely glued down I "painted" the canvas with my tiny bottles of stickles, liquid pearls and liquid glass to add light and lightness to the finished canvas.

This lovely piece of happiness with its uplifting message is going to hang on my studio wall for all of 2014 to remind me of that wonderful saying by Picasso:
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us Working"

Thanks for stopping by to share with us today... and don't forget to leave a comment if you liked what you see!
Design Team Member 

Products used on this project:
Susan K. Weckesser/Unity Stamps - Little Haven 
Susan K. Weckesser/Unity Stamps - Painted Sentiments
Susan K. Weckesser/Unity Stamps - Fly Away

Golden heavy body acrylic paints
Golden matte multi-medium
Ranger stickles & liquid pearls
Sakura Pigma Micron pens
Maria & Rick's Zentangle Kit


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