Being kind to yourself is sort of my theme for my creative play today but it started with thoughts that today as this post goes live is Australia Day.
For my creative process today I am following my passion, doing what makes me happy and making my mark. My passion is being creative, getting messy and playing with my Gelli Plate which always makes me happy. So I chose Australian Colors (Red, White and Blue and Green and Yellow) and created a whole heap of prints on my Gelli Plate. For these prints I actually did make my own marks which I will share the 'How To' with you all another time.
I then took some of these and added further to the prints with some stamping and stencilling. I used the circle background stamp to coordinate with the circles already on this print.
The prints are perfect to use for a wide assortment of projects. Today I am using them for another love of mine which is to create ATC's and small makes to swap so I reached for some Eco Art Boards to use today.
These come in a variety of sizes ATC's, Twinches, Moos etc. I painted the back and sides of each board with black Acrylic Paint.
After cutting down my Prints to the rough size of the board I then chose some dancing ladies from a Collage Sheet and stamped some inspirational quotes which are perfect affirmations/intentions for the New Year.
Once glued down I then trimmed the edges of my background and inked the edges in black to
blend into the black painted edges of the art boards.
Having a few off cuts from the my Prints left over I used some of these to create some twinches on the artboards of this size.
Some of the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterlies Collage Sheet are the perfect size for these Twinchies and with the addition of some magnetic sheeting would make great fridge magnets. While my ATC's are perfect to display on a small easel as a reminder to myself to make this year the best yet!
I hope that 2017 is your best year yet too!