Word up #87 at One little word is FEAR. Being sick this week and forced to stay in bed I had enough time to take a time travel and try to discover the dark/fearful side of me. I may say truly I became brave. My fear was perfection, to stand in expectations in every way, in real life and in artistically. I don’t care anymore, that’s what I am, that’s who I am, you may like it, than join me, you may not than just leave me. So simple. I think my eyes were opened with Salvador Dali’s words: have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it!
This spread was beginning with some really imperfect scarp collage.
Yes it was there, but it’s not enough, no not for me, so I had to add some washi tape, that was torn from all the directions. And of course some stamping with my favorite Stampotique stamps.
On the way I wanted some more texture, so I used my little swirl stamp and some distress embossing powder. The result is great when you run your fingers through the spread. I thought about some shadows, no that’s going to be to strong, I rather wanted to have a bit of a tint, softer than a shadow, so I took some ecoline and I went around my scraps in the upper part, while on the lower I used Lindy’s stamp gang spray (golden sleigh bells) with hexagon stencil, I got some sparkles.
As I was already busy with hexagon shapes, I added some from black scraps and some white enamel accent on top of them.
The word fear was stamped with Stampotique’s Altered alpha and the rest of the text was added with black gel pen.
And just from my mojo, I had to add some imperfect black enamel accents to those imperfect hexagon shapes of mine. I splattered some Lindy’s stamp gang’s baby blue eyes aqua spray around my spread.
So if I can leave a message for the end, it would be: have no fear, not of a white page or where the inner voice takes you, just flow with it! Have no fear of perfection, stop when YOU feel satisfied with your creation!