Sunday, September 12, 2010

GPP Street Team 44 – In A Scrape

It has been awhile again since I participated in a Crusade lead by the incredible Michelle Ward. I read the prompts every month and plan to do them but sometime life gets in the way.

Today, I was supposed to be packing for my Cape Cod trip but I decided that I couldn’t have all my  favorite supplies packed up on this grey and quiet Sunday. I needed to play !

The Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusade #44 – In A Scrape was a great place to start.

Michelle shared techniques using an old credit card or a paint scraper to cover your pages with paint. No paint brushes required ! I did get my fingers in there in a few places…

P9120001here’s one where I used my fingers to blend in the corners and make those circle shapes. I love how the blue paint scraped of – almost like it had been ripped…  

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Michelle also suggested using stencils and masks and dragging the paint with the credit card  over top of them. You can see a circle flower stencil in this one…

I certainly didn’t have as much success as Michelle did with her masks but I did have fun trying…no critics in the Queen of Arts Studio!

P9120010This page has a heart I cut out of an old acetate and used as a mask. Loving this one!   

P9120011This piece of paper was kind of my blotter for my credit card and for my stencils. I like its a little more subtle colors. It will make a good background to build from too.

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I saw something in this page as soon as I smeared that purple on with a circular smush of the credit card…

Do you see it ?

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Yep ! A Bird !!!

This is is Irving, the Homing Pigeon and his home, who came into being with some additional painting, some black ink and a collaged house on a pole.

I love him…

One more benefit of playing with paint like this is you end up with fingers that look like this :

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I think I can see these shots played with and added to a journal page in the future as well.

Painted fingers are a definitely JOY to me !

So a big thank you to Michelle for the great inspiration she provides every month. Head over to the GPP Street Team blog to see some more great scraping !

Come on, Irving, let’s fly away home…

Happy Sunday, Beautiful Ones !

43 comments:

Olivia said...

I love this Kim, how different, but just as beautiful as ever, My Queen! xoO

Dawn said...

woohoo! LOVELY. I am working on Michelle's crusade too :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love this....what a great technique! I love all these beautiful colors and your painty handie pandies!

LuLu♥

MissKoolAid said...

You ended up with some wonderful backgrounds!
I really like the first one (I kind of see a long-necked cat or a giraffe on the left... the orange spot) and your bird is so fun to look at.
Hugs,
Sophie

Jackie said...

Wow, these are fabulous - love the colours of the second, and the third one with the hears is just magnificent. And Irving, what a bonus! Wonderful work, Kim.

michelle ward said...

Yay! She's back on our street ;)
Love your effects - and your colors. That heart page is fabulous! Love that your *eye* saw a bird and you went for it. Super cool to see the before and after. Thanks for coming back to play with us - especially while procrastinating!! Have a great trip. xo

missy k said...

Yep, my fingers were like that too - and my face!!!

I didn't spot Irving till he came out of hiding but it made me relook at your lovely backgrounds and I can definately see a fish with its orange eye really looking at me in the second one down!

I love what you've done and that you loved doing it so much!

Karen

*jean* said...

awesome results, kim! i love every one of them! your birdie is perfectly delightful too! i loved this challenge!

patti said...

I love these Kim they look great. Thanks for sharing the technique, I will try it. I'm looking forward to getting equally messy hands!

Lynn said...

nothing better than colorful joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

teri said...

You are sweet. You love your fingers painted. And there I was wearing gloves. ;-)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Love getting the hands painty! Have a wonderful time, I hope you have good weather, good talks, good wine and great art making!

Gez said...

Wow! amazing pages. :) Just love Irving. Arh, messy fingers.. always a sign of joy to me too. Happy crafting. Gez.

steph said...

Love the colors, Kim!!! and every page is stunning...have a happy trip!!!

Cinner said...

have a wonderful time, your art looks fantastic. I liked the bird too. have fun.

rebecca said...

thank you for your early morning visit. i have missed this cyber family while enjoying an unexpected heart warming visit from a dear friend.

love the beauty i find here....
and always your radiant heart.

Kimber said...

What great pages Kim! Love your color choices and how the scraping blended them together. Thanks for sharing! Oh yeah, the bird is fabulous!

Jessica said...

Kim, I love love love the second page. I feel like I could dive right into that page and probably find a mermaid!

Kim Tedrow said...

These are inspiring! Love the hearts, and loved seeing you take one through the next step. -Kim

VStarRider said...

Glad I'm not the only one who wears her paint! My husband can always tell when I've been creative cause I can never seem to find it all to wash it off! LOVELY work - I think your heart masks worked great! I see a cityscape in the first one....
Cindi

Lizbethem said...

You went all the way with your scrapings! The colours are great!

linda said...

very cool work! I love the stenciling your incorporated, such interesting pieces!

iHanna said...

Yay, glad you're back cruising! I too think the months just pass so quickly, it's amazing how many days there are and yet sometimes the crusades can't be fit into them!

I like the heart page a lot, you really see the hearts even though they are subtle and in the "background", nice!

jgr said...

Hi Kim,
So glad you came to play! I love all of your pages the one with the 'rip' effect is a fave. Also your bird is too cool. Have a great trip my friend.

rachel awes said...

i love your pigeon too!!!
your backgrounds are dreamy
& i'm sending much love
to you this good morning!!
xox

Anonymous said...

Beauty, imagination, and willing to do the work!!! That's what creating is all about. You are a great creator!
Love you precious one.
Mom

Kate said...

Oh I love your scrapings, especially the found art one. Such a cute bird. Maybe he will have future stories to tell. The hands look so fun, I love seeing painted hands pictures. I had never thought of throwing them into an art journal page, that is really putting yourself into your art.

Have a wonderful day my queen.

Kate

Jessica said...

i love all these pages, and the colors are great! So cool that you took it further and did the bird. Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

I really love the third one - the hearts and colours are gorgeous!

elizabeth said...

Oh! A use for those pesky old credit cards! I wish I had one right now.

I love the effect.

dosfishes said...

I love the scrape too. YOur bird is so wonderful, so Kim...and the hands too.....xox Corrine

Suvarna said...

these are gorgeous! I love how the last image led you to Irving.
xo

Jennifer said...

I loved the hearts hidden in the pages! I really loved seeing Irving come to life right before my eyes :)

Kathy McCullen said...

These are so BEAUTIFUL, Queen of My Heart! Don't you just love to use masks? And hearts, of course? My all-time favorite of my abstracts has a mask of a heart in it too. Makes me think of you! Your lime green and plum-colored painting with the hidden bird is just divine; it reminds me of one of Katherine Treffinger's abstracts (check out her out in my blog roll). I'm also loving your "I Am" journal spread. I am dying to do some journal pages, but what with being back and school and trying to get enough paintings ready for a festival in early November, I've had to cast aside my first love for a while. YOu've inspired me so much today, though, that maybe I can manage squeeze in a few pages, if I sleep less.....

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Gorgeous papers and I love your bird! It's a good thing you found him hiding in your paper ;-) Thank you for sharing !

Elena said...

WOW! Is that enough? WOW!

rachel27b said...

Your pages are great! The colours are so vibrant and clear!

Rachel

cathsheard said...

You are right; that heart mask is a cracker. Love the bird too. I'm like you, I wear my art on my hands LOL

Terry Hartley said...

Hi Beautiful! i love the 5th one. I see a fairy or nature creature of some sort there. And--of course, i really love the bird. As my husband says-- always a bird for Terry. :)

Beverley Baird said...

What great pages you've created! Love the colours and textures.

allmimsey said...

Painted hands, a sure sign of a fun time. Love the page that "birthed" the bird!

goudenregen said...

Love what you made, beautiful colors and the stencils worked out fine.

tj said...

I love the blue and purple page. It looks like rain to me. And it's so cool how the bird came to be... happy creations from germany! tj