Words of wisdom

Albert Einstein said: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. So knowledge or imagination? Could we have knowledge without imagination? Could we reach beyond our limits if we don’t have enough imagination? Doubt it. I was inspired by Carolyn Dube stencil play with journal prompts, you can find her link here. Thank you Carolyn.

Well my spread was beginning with some burlap and a lot of glimmer mist sprays.

I had a gelli print, that I tore up into pieces and distressed the edges with distress ink. I scattered around my pieces on my spread. I stamped on them with splattered mug stamp and archival ink. I stencilled my main words: knowledge, intelligence and imagination on a white scrap piece. I applied my first word with some thread for even more texture:

As I liked it, I added my second word:

And randomly I placed my third one as different prompts:

Finally I wrote down my words of wisdom on a scrap piece and I even layered more scrap pieces:

So that way I was trying to get rid of limits, use my imagination, use some word prompts and think out of the box. Now why don’t you go and create something out of the box?


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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18 Responses to Words of wisdom

  1. windinn says:

    I like the way you’ve taken those inspiring videos and given them your own twist!

  2. vickilou92 says:

    Ruth, what did you use for that fiber looking texture? Love it…

    • lerusho says:

      Vicki, the journal page is covered with burlap. If you mean the gelli print, that’s a simple gelli arts gel plate monotype, no special texture added, acrylic spread, stencil and it is pulled that’s all, there the texture comes via mono printing 🙂

  3. carolyndube says:

    Starting with the burlap adds so much texture to your colors! Love how you used the words- and the words you used are awesome!!

  4. massofhair says:

    Great pages Ruth, certain fabrics are great for texture and holding colour, liking how you have used your thread. Fun thinking, fab quote:-) xxx

  5. This is stunning. The texture you achieved is amazing. That burlap really did the trick. I love both the finished piece and the quote.

  6. Lisette says:

    I love those stencilled words, what great words and what a great font. The layers are fabulous too. Another great page.

  7. love the combination of burlap and colors, so vibrant and the gelli print thorn into pieces is super.

  8. zksmith says:

    Great piece Ruth! I love that quote – I saw it just the other day and thought it was so relevant to us. I like the little visual triangle you created with the key words. Very clever – or shall I say intelligent!

  9. Susan Carol says:

    Loving the burlap. Great page and the quote is wonderful.

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