What do you do when you take a day off? I love creating, I love getting my fingers inky, painty and sticky. If I have a day off when I don’t need to get up, when I don’t need to think about the must do tasks, I still love making art! Without any specific lines, without knowing where I end up, just take layer by layer, just use the first color that comes under my hands and let it flow, who knows… definitely it’s going to take me to a new direction… that’s what I do to relax and to refresh my mind.
Are you interested how did I relaxed this time? Well, easy and fun steps: first I took some tissue paper I wrinkled it and I colorized it with dylusion ink. After it dried I tore it up to make a collage.
I founded a bit harsh, so I used gesso to whitewash it. And then I took the stencils from n*studio’s mixed media stamps and began to play with acrylic and with archival ink, wherever it came and whatever came.
I still wanted to play, something said go on… so I took the stamps of n*studio: grunge and began to stamp first with silver acrylic and then with violet.
I loved that grunge and the color mixture that I would never use unless it’s a relax-time. I had to wait to dry, so I took an old book page and I began to cut circles, why circles? Relax… why not, I feel like! And I stamped on my circles, with bloom girl stamps from Prima marketing. I colorized my circles with dylusion ink.
And finally I stamped the words relax and refresh on a simple white paper. I arranged the circles and the text on my spread, added some shades and shadows and tadaah:
I am sharing my work with Journal 52 prompt: refresh. What do you do to relax? How do you refresh your mind?