Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 5 “Creative Chemistry 101”– Journey

Howdy Candies…Today is officially Day 5!  I wanted to just take a moment & give a HUGE Hug to all of you who are following along & have left the wonderful comments, feedback, and e-mails.  It means the world to me to read your thoughts.  It’s like having creative comfort food of sorts.  It’s fuel that challenges me to step outside of my box and embrace a concept I’ve had difficulty grasping in the 8+ years I’ve been creating art.  So again, a very HUMBLE Thank YOU to each & everyone of you that have taken the time to reach out.  

This goes hand-in-hand with a very important lesson I’m learning on this journey that I didn’t delve into in my last post: It is to “Embrace My Imperfections” or those within my artwork.  Imperfections within an original art piece is what makes it authentic, plus the word used widely at CU 2012; “organic”.  I never truly had an artistic understanding of this until these last few weeks as prior to this I’ve always felt that I couldn’t post or come up with one until I had my artwork completely finished and it was just ‘Perfect’.  Well now from my perspective, perfection & beauty are always within the eyes of the beholder.  So without further ado Photos:

Technique Collage I created in my PSE9 program to show what I learned with Close-Ups of 3 Different Techniques:

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Here are the Tags I did for reference:

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Technique #1 – I truly only have 3 Distress Stains “Broken China”, “Peeled Paint”, & “Vintage Photo”…so I played with it a bit.  I LOVE both of the outcomes!

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Technique Tag #2 – Now this one had me stumped!  Seriously it should be easy as pie right?  After all I’m just swiping various colors together…but for me using a white pigment ink isn’t as easy as it looks & especially stamping with it – So I figured I would photo all 3 of these together & perhaps get Your thoughts? (To Comment, Just Click The Title of This Post, scroll to end and click comment)

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Technique Tag #3 – This is a FUN technique, again using the white pigment distress ink.  Because I used various stamping I didn’t take original photos of the background as it took me 4 tries to get this effect from swiping on my craft sheet…it’s hard to do with only 3 colors and a pigment, TRUST ME, though I made it work & now I’m adoring the outcome.  Back to that “embrace my imperfections”… 

Day 5 Technique Tag #3 Close-Up-Day-5-Technique-#3

I’m still in the learning process & can’t believe that it’s been 5 days now & I only have 6 more to go.  I think it’s also the first time I’ve ever done a creative posting series of sorts on the Candy homepage.  I’m not sure if we get a weekend break or not…what I do know is that I’ve got a creative itch to just Play!  I can’t wait to put the things I’m learning into cross-over projects using CTMH products & share them with you.  Thanks ever so much for Stamping By…

9 comments:

Angelica said...

Impressing!!!
Love your tags!!

Charlene Waymire said...

Your tags turned out great! I'm waiting for some of my supplies to show up - hopefully, I can get caught up over the weekend.

Denise said...

Hello from class- I've only got two distress stains too- your tags are beautiful

Bonnie said...

You certainly have a good grasp on these techniques,I think I need to go try again! As for the butterfly tag...I like the middle one with the darker edges..Tim is right, it does draw the eyes in. Also, love the scenery around your bird!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are all just gorgeous!!!!

Sandra said...

Really gorgeous tags. Love them all. They're perfect!!

Chris said...

Hi Candy and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it's very much appreciated! Your tags are beautiful and I understand your dilemma with the white stain, it's certainly not an easy one but look what you did......fantastic results. I love your style, I've looked through all your CC posts and everything you've made looks fantastic. Have fun with the second week. Chris :)

Terry said...

Well I can see you have been creatively busy in class! These are all gorgeous and I have to get started! Wonderful student you are!

Sunshine Girl said...

Glad you put the instructions on how to comment on your blog as I have visited you before and didnt know how too! I love all of your tags, your stamping with the picket fence has come out really well hasnt it. Thanks for commenting on my blog too.