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.
I keep saying I'm not going to do any more challenges and then... this is my take on the first class in the Fodder Challenge taster and I got to use a bit of the tissue paper I have been collecting for years.
Faced with an uninspiring host's response to the Messy May prompt word *courage*, I took a more abstract approach and indulged in some contemplative painting.
Another play with neurographic art, which taught me more about my art supplies and gave me an idea.
Eco-dyeing, fabric paints, embroidery and laser print transfer. Some yet-to-be-loved products get their first use in this "adventure" page for the Messy May challenge.