I have been taking baby steps towards getting a Visual Journal off the ground. I have been creating some background pages and collecting images and stuff to include in a potential journal, someday!
Now you can see the stamped cards and the bits of gesso overstamp on the "drop cloth" sheet.
Next I lined up the dried tags on the Background piece and sprayed away with several colors of Glimmer Mists. (I am begining to notice that I use these sprays quite often!)
Here is the final result. I think that I managed to achieve my goal of playing with the challenge, making it work wiithin my work time frame and achieving lots of interest and texture for my journal page. So now I am one step closer to getting this Journal page done, but at least now it is ready to add to my book so that when I have a moment for adding more, it will be all ready to go!!
Here are the tags that I needed for labeling my artwork. Now I can move these from my To Do list to the TA DA List!!!!
Here is one of the pairs of earrings (loaded sideways again-grrrrr) and ready to go off to be sold!
Yet another TA DA!!!
Thanks so much Michelle, for the inspiration, the energy and the From To Do to TA DA concept!!!
Now I am off to visit the blogs of other Crusaders to see what marvels they have wrought!!
Edited-2/23/09- Several folks have asked how I get the Gesso of of my rubber stamps. If I am using an unmounted rubber stamp I have a bucket of warm water at the ready and I throw the paint covered stamp into the bucket. As soon as I am done stamping, I use an old tooth brush to make sure that I get all of the paint out of the stamp. If I am using a wood mounted stamp, after stamping I take it immediately to the sink and scrub it gently with the toothbrush in a bucket of warm water. As long as you don't leave the wood mounted stamps soaking in water, theyw ill be fine. If for some reason they do come unglued then you have an unmounted stamp!