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Spray inks: I’m in love

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Another page in progress that I’m not really sure is done or not.

The left side started with a base coat of color left over from another spread. The rest of the layers are spray inks with a little bit of stamping thrown in. I added a couple of small paper embellishments, and added a couple of numbers with a stencil and gelly roll pens (I think it was one of the metallic colors).

I have really been loving spray inks. I cannot get enough of them, so I’ve been experimenting. These pages include smooch spritz and dylusions spray ink. You can see where there are lines of ink, like it ran across the page – I used a straw while the ink was still wet to move it around. I like that look sometimes.

I created a mask for the letters using Thickers, but I didn’t wait long enough to pull them back up. The page tends to tear if it’s still damp. Another page I did earlier turned out better because I let the ink dry before I pulled them up. But it gives it a little bit of a rough, decomposing look, so I might just leave it that way.

Been doing a little bit of art almost every night. It’s a very relaxing way to end the day. I haven’t decided if I’ll write on all of these pages. I think some of them beg to be written on and some want to be left alone. So maybe after I fill up all the pages with backgrounds, I’ll decide which ones need writing. I know some people write on their pages as they go along, but I tend to keep another journal for my really long brain dumps. I am finding more & more that playing around with bits of paper, ink & paint is hugely relaxing. Almost more so than writing has been.

I wonder how my pages will look next. I’ve been having a lot of bad, end of the world dreams, which makes me sleep poorly. I’m hoping I can pour that into a page and exorcise it, as it is no fun to have an uneasy feeling all day due to your dreams. I have a strong sense of foreboding right now and I don’t like it at all. I’m glad I don’t have any major trips planned soon (other than going to the office, which is a short drive up the freeway). Let’s hope this dream sequence passes as it is really freaking me out.

What do you do to get rid of negative dreams, especially when they hang around for days?

How to feel old in less than 5 minutes

taped pageWant to feel old in a hurry? Go to a fast food place. Any will do. The younger the workers, the better. Have your meal ring up to $19.99. Make a comment about bursting into a Prince song. Get a blank stare. Tell them it was probably before their time. And then hear them tell you that their mom likes that song. See? Instant old fart. This may or may not have happened to me in the past few weeks.

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