Failure is a bruise – Art Journal

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It's time again for my bi-weekly mixed media post at CiLi in Papers and this time I was really happy with what I made. I started with a well gessoed page. I love the soft look of watercolor on gesso, it has a lovely dreamy feel and this background is one of my all time favourites. I used my SpectrumAquas and scribbled three colors (Peach, Yellow and Charcoal) on different sized acrylic blocks for stamping. Then I spritzed water on them and pressed to the page. I dried with my heat tool and repeated until I covered the whole page. It looks so pretty!
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I used pieces of a brown paper bag and glued down on the pages. I covered them in gesso and distress paint to match the page and stamped on them with an alpha from Lawn Fawn. Let's pretend that I did not switch two letters in the text… I added white shadows to make the words pop a bit more. I added shading with the Charcoal SpectrumAqua around the paper bag pieces and then I splattered some Black SpectrumAqua on top of it all and called it a day. 

Seriously, how pretty are the colors of the background? It's so random how it will turn out and I love it when it is a success! 

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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