This week’s theme on 4 X 4 Friday is “music”; here’s what I came up with. I began with a classical music sheet for the background, added color with pastels, and then decoupaged the modern iPod girl. Looks better in person; the colors are bright.
For the Valentine theme at Theme Thursday, I made a bookmark using a paint color sample strip as the base and old movie stills for the focal points. I outlined everything with silver paint, and covered the whole thing with Mod Podge. I couldn’t get a good pic of the overall bookmark so I included a close-up pic. BTW, to avoid brush marks when using Mod Podge, tap the stuff on instead. It leaves a nice textured finish. The more tapping, the thicker the texture!
I’m not particularly thrilled with either piece, but at least I am experimenting more, which was the whole point of my New Year’s Decisions. I’m slowly but surely getting over my perfection issues, and allowing myself to make mistakes and some not-so-good art.
Today’s simple pleasure: finishing a good book with a cat on my lap, purring