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:
Here are the Tags I did for reference:
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!
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)
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”…
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…