I have been aching to get out all my supplies and just PLAY. I have not gotten my hands in paint in much too long. Its cheap therapy and soooooooo soothing. Now that Christmas is out of the way and the kids are occupied with their new toys, I got to dig out my supplies, crank up 80's music and mess around.
Hand-carved leaf stamp (pictured)
ink jet photo of tree brushed with light coats gesso
Cemetary Angel from Collagestuff.com
Distress ink (Peeled paint)
As I was working on this it needed something around the edges to finish it off and bring everything together. I rummaged through my old hand-carved stamps (I have hundreds) that I did many moons ago and it just spoke to me. Its amazing to me how it pulled everything together so nicely. I stamped it in Gesso then let dry. I then added ink because it was just too white and it needed a light color. I went around it with the Stabilo pencil.