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…
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!
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 ?
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 :
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 !