Last week Terri Sproul  gave viewers a lesson in building layers for an art journal page background.  To build the background she used a variety of stencils with distressed ink, ink sprays, acrylic paints. She added oil pastel designs and stamped images.  Finally she used water colors for dripping and as a wash.  The result was a beautiful page which gave thanks to an everyday thing for which Terri is grateful: coffee.  She challenged viewers to create their own Thankful journal page for something little in their lives.

This seemed like a messy, delightful way to spend an afternoon, so I happily entered my “Cindi Room” to try my hand at building layers.  Here are some of the things I used in my journal.

Bath Supplies - Copy

In addition, I used a bunch of stencils, oil pastels, and watercolor paints.  Here’s what happened.

Bath full 1

The everyday thing I am thankful for is a warm bath (a shower counts too!).  The quote I used is, “All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed.” – Hedy Lamarr

This page was every bit of fun that I expected it to be, especially when the white acrylic paint added as a resist (white circles and dots) showed up after the watercolor wash was applied .  The wash also brought some disappointment, however.  On the left page, I guess I used too much water because where I used the distressed inks, the stencil images just disappeared. That was a bit of a bummer.

 Bath Left 2 Bath Right 1 Overall the page was a lot of fun.  The Tuesday night shows with Terri Sproul  are fun too.  Hope to see you there!


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