Saturday, February 15, 2014

One Little Word - Calm...

 Edited to add:  The One Little Word Challenge is on hold right now.  I will let you know as soon as it is back in business!  :)

It's the 15th of the month and that means.....

It's time for the new challenge over at the One Little Word blog!  The word for this month is "calm." 

In this hectic world, we all need a little calm in our life - I know I do!  Here's my page...

(Color Shine Ink Sprays, Acrylic Paint, Signo Uniball White Pen, Black S Point Pitt Pen)

Here are a few process photos...

Title painted onto watercolor paper with Pebeo Drawing gum...

Here's a detail shot so you can see the dimension of this stuff.  It goes on in liquid form, and dries to a rubbery finish to create a resist.  Fun stuff!

Then I added some layers with spray inks, masks and acrylic paint.  At the end is the magically fun part!  You get to rub off the drawing gum and see your title appear...

 Here's a pic of the title partly rubbed off.  It creates an amazingly clean resist!

the last step is to add the doodles.  Here's the finished page one more time...

What do you think of when you hear the word calm?  What makes you feel calm?  What colors inspire calm for you?  Come on over and play along with us! We'd love to have some new participants, and it's lots of fun!  Click here to go to the challenge blog.  See you there!

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is amazing Michelle!! LOVING those colors and your title work!!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this! The resist technique is simply amazing. You made me want to try it again, Michelle! Thank you so much for the inspiration you give all of us here! I love your "calm" page, too. I really need some calm right now! (Thanks for your visit to my blog, too!)

dawn said...

WOW!! Michelle this is gorgeous and so fun and amazing!! I love that you showed us the steps too. I love everything about this page!! WOW again!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

loving those beautiful colors and that resist technique. I've always been nervous about that king of resist, but I have to try it after seeing your page. Great doodling too!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hey Michelle! I am working on a page using the word calm, went to the one little word blog, but didn't find calm?? Am I missing it? Thanks!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry about that. I will followup and email you.

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Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

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