"Embrace imperfection" they said, so I got out my little gelli plate, paints, some leaves, and a piece of grip mat and made an imperfect but interesting page for this Messy May prompt.
I really need to get out of the habit of coming up with ideas for cards only a few days before they're needed. Luckily I worked out how to create the cut file design, assembled the finished Tom Servo card, and beat the deadline this time.
Another Messy May prompt and, while the finished page isn't one of my favourites, it did give me an excuse to both shop for art supplies and trawl through old photos, which was nice.
I stretched the timescales in finally getting around to completing this free Copic class, a mere six years after signing up for it. It's always interesting to try a different approach to an established skill.
A little bit of paint and a handful of bits and pieces from the leftovers box that caught my eye as I was rifling through it were all I needed to complete the "spark" prompt for Messy May.
Time to make birthday cards for the twins again. I made it easier on myself by using a frame die set, and then harder again by getting the microfine glitter out.
I don't do journalling and I don't usually use words in my art, so creating found poetry from my own writing wasn't easy. The collage and ink splats make me happy though.
It is unbelievably hot in here, so hot I had to distract myself with a tiny bit of papercraft. Another quick play making these cute pockets inspired by a Pinterest email.
I enjoy doing art classes; it's always interesting to see what you can learn from other people's processes. This time it's using collage and mark-making to spark ideas.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned making eco-dyed papers and fabrics in Francisca Nunes free Flowers Magic class last year. Well, the class has been revamped and will be running again in a few days if anyone is curious.
A spur of the moment Cricut project prompted by a friend's casual comment. Not my usual sort of thing at all, but it's nice to know I can make vinyl signs easily — once I've managed to choose the fonts!
Just like working in series, only smaller. This Messy May miniature composition exercise is a fun way to do some quick experimentation.
Once you know the rules, you can break them. I made another piece of neurographic art but I just didn't feel like colouring inside the lines this time.
This is a mess. Then again it was made for the Messy May challenge so I guess it's appropriate. I got to play with a couple of different techniques, so I'm calling it a successful mess.
Another quick play with a random bit of paper craft dropped in my inbox by Pinterest. This time it's an origami fan with a tassel.