Oh, the grungy goodness! This was so fun and I’m getting better with my color shaper tools…. practice, practice.
I wanted this piece to be different and while it might look the same (somewhat) my process was different, with different tools and some graphic collage elements (new collage pak), to go with the inspiration.
My inspiration came from my quiet time this week. Every morning I get into the office before the staff and have my devotions and then journal my thoughts out. And almost without fail, during one of these times, I find inspiration for a new piece.
On this particular day, I was journaling about how I needed to get back on track with my routines of healthy living, eating habits, working out, rest… all the things that I completely let go of in 2020.
I used a lot of excuses… and you know that there were some serious reasons to be distracted and discouraged last year. But I didn’t want to bring those excuses with me into 2021.
I said something like “I want to restore my habits”, and of course, I looked up the definition of restore and it was to “return something to its original condition”.
I thought about that for a while and it didn’t sit well with me because I don’t just want to go back to the way things were, I want to be better, to rebuild my habits into better ones.
So I looked up rebuild and the definition was “to build after its been damaged and/or to change the structure” and I knew that would be the word and inspiration for today.
I share more about how I walk through this in the video. I hope you enjoy the project.
Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board (from the shop), collage papers, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex super heavy gesso, Nova color acrylic in raw umber and gray, Liquitex regular white gesso, Liquitex acrylic ink (muted violet, raw sienna, raw umber) Daler & Rowney acrylic ink in sepia, Dr. PH Martin acrylic ink in aqua, Barvotti color shaper tool 1″, Art basics silicone 2″ brush, Archival ink pad black, makeup brush, Gallery soft pastels, Generals charcoal pencil in ex. soft and medium, Stabilo all pencil
New collage pak – Grungy textured plans – This will be on sale this week
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