Monday, 12 December 2016

A Flower Just Blooms

The latest prompt on Colour Me Positive 2016 was about Competing or Comparing Yourself to Others. I found a lovely quotation by Zen Shin that says: "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms".  That was a good excuse to get out a flower stencil and spray away. Rather than using paint I only applied colour spraying through that stencil with DecoArt Media Misters in a variety of colours as well as white.
Once it had all dried I chose a vintage image of one of my most favourite flowers: the ox-eye daisy, and added it to the page with matte medium. I also used some text about this flower for the collage. I added rubber stamping and stamping with an art foamie (see below for a list of where all the supplies came from).
 After dripping yellow acrylic ink down the pages and glueing on pieces of an alphabet themed washi tape,  I added the text with an old alphabet stamp set (unbranded) and outlined it with a white marker. The final addition were self adhesive little stickers of bees and a flower.
 Techniques used: spraying through a stencil, collage, rubber stamping and stamping with art foamie.
Materials used: L307 Floral 1 Stencilgirl stencil, rubber stamps from the DDRS004 Full Bloom Vol. 2 set by Darkroom Door, Writers Block art foamie, designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for Artfoamies, vintage image and text from the book British Wild Flowers, by Professor Henslow, 1910.

1 comment:

peggy gatto said...

and blooms and blooms and blooms!!!!!


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