This week's challenge is "Straight Lines all the time"; you can see it here.
I started out by drawing some straight lines across my tile. Somehow the idea in my head was better than it turned out :), but that's OK. So now I had my "string of straight lines" and went through my collection of tangles and chose some with straight lines.
Even though I like each individual tangle, and I really enjoyed drawing them, I'm not happy at all with the tile. I think I should have taken a different approach... maybe next time :)
Here are the envelopes I received back from the Envelope Swap I participated in a few weeks ago. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
You can see the front (left) and back (right) of all 10 envelopes by artists
(left to right - top to bottom):
Mark Montano / Diana Klask
Sheila Goldsberry / Genevieve Crabe
Bertha Trujillo / Jan Canyon
Angel Kelley / PLA Schneider
Gloria / Terri Denise Oleson
I have been looking forward to this long weekend so I could spend a couple of hours playing with my Gelli plate and not worry about anything else - great stress reliever :)
So... as usual, I got out some paints, different types of paper, new stencils cut from Tyvek and transparencies, some mark/texture making tools, the Gelli plate, of course.
|This is what my work area looked like before|
A few things I wanted to try
- would putting a Tyvek stencil with a hole in the middle be good enough to pass for a round Gelli plate or a smaller size Gelli plate
- Try some of the newly cut stencils
- print on a napkin layer - to use for collage - the layers are so thin they are supposed to look completely transparent once collaged
- print on labels - some small and completely transparent, others white with a blue bar across them
- print on some of the office supplies I got for free when people moved offices at work - tent cards, brochures, and conference / handout folders (they have pockets inside)
- print on tags, and cards I received but would never send to anyone (too boring)
This is what my pile looked like at the end of 3 fun hours (some are printed on both sides):
And this is what my work space looked like :). I got a comment earlier that I only showed a picture of the organized "before" but should also show the very-messy "after". So... here it is :) Enjoy!!