This month, the ARTastic challenge was to use pops of red, and the inspiration was Wild Poppies by Kenneth MacQueen:
You’d think I would go watercolour style for this, right? Well I was just too excited to use my shaving cream marbled paper! I had made a bunch of 8.5×11 pages of marbled paper, and I chose one that was mostly blue. I also had a 6×6 paper pad from Michaels- Boho style, which had a page with triangles of patterns edged in gold. I’ve been wanting to do a triangles layout for ages, and thought this was the perfect time. I fussy cut a bunch of triangles, arranged them flowing diagonally down the page, and sewed them down. Then I applied a bunch of white gesso to the centre and got my mixed media on. So I did in face use watercolours, I just used my shimmery ones with the packaging technique.
The boho collection at Michael’s also had these clear stickers, I added a bunch around the page, and under where the photo would go. I printed it on my instax, and added a few of the 6×6 papers behind the photo as layers, as well as a fussy cut phrase from a cut apart sheet from the same pad.
I also layered some tissue paper, under the paper layers though, because I wanted to fade out that purple sticker a bit. The shine bright washi tape I thought went well with the diamond paperclip.
I kept the embellishments to a minimum because the background and stickers were so busy, just some washi tape, an enamel camera, and a fussy cut sentiment on foam.
I needed a big pop of red at the bottom of the page, and I really wanted to use that elephant sticker. The shiny gold word is a Heidi Swapp sticker, and it was a bit illegible until I added some gesso under the word. “IT” is made from Dear Lizzy Serendipity thickers.
How does this painting inspire you?
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