Yes, you see correctly. I haven't blogged since May-ish. I thought I would restart today with Blogtober, brought to you by Karen. Head on over there if you'd like to take part!
I was asked to make the graphic for this year, so I think it's only fitting that my first post be about that:
Karen asked me for something arty, so I thought the best thing was to use one of my recent favourite art journal pages. I took a quick photo of the page using my laptop camera and loaded it into Paint.net, added text and voila!!
The art journal page? That's something different! I started by using a palette knife to spread some dried-up and partly reconstituted acrylic paint through a stencil, much like a texture paste. I let this dry, then diluted some Brusho and brushed that on, mopping up quickly as I did so with a paper towel. This kept the paint pretty much as it was originally. I let that dry and then tore up some decorative tissue paper and put a few bits on that using Golden gel medium. It is a very textured page and I don't think I'll be writing on it!! I'm glad it came into its own as a basis for this graphic though.
Happy Blogtober, everyone!!!
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