Tuesday, May 10, 2011

LOTS of LAYERS just for ME!

I don't have too many days where I just make art for my enjoyment only. Usually I am making something for sale or as a gift. But today I had the opportunity to just mess around with a technique from the newest Somerset Studios Magazine I subscribe to ~ and I got to spend the day crafting with Stacie!

The project was to explore layers. And we really did put layer upon layer on this watercolor paper base. I love using PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive). It's the first time I"ve used it and it works AWESOME in place of mod podge or gel medium. I belive it comes in both matte and gloss finish. I used Matte.
Acrylic paints, gesso, inks, water, sewing, stencils, stamps, ephemera and glimmer mists... all mediums I LOVE to use.

Here's how mine turned out! 

In the end I cut it in half to make the front and back of my art journal (and it is definitely tough enough to handle cover wear and tear!)
I think Stacie put her's up on her blog! - TAKE A LOOK!

I had a MUCH NEEDED day of rest having fun with my friend and creating something I really like to look at. I hope to do it again very soon!


stacie said...

Thanks so much for the art play time & lunch today!

Allison said...

I loved it! Every TOO QUICK second!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Very cool Allison! Love those colors!

Allison said...

Thanks Renee! I hope you can join us sometime...