Monday, May 27, 2013
Creating just for the sake of creating
I was inspired today from something I read from Tim Holtz (on his blog, here): "there are times when you just need to immerse yourself in creativity and just go with it, wherever it may take you." Also, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer gave me additional inspiration in her article in the May/June 2013 edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Basically, I wanted to create something without the worry of any mess that may have resulted. In fact, I gave myself permission to hate it. It was right at that moment that I loved what I saw come to life and just went with it!
Here's a few 'in-progress' pics:
To start, I took a sheet of Bristol card stock and sprayed it with a variety of Dylusion Inks. Diluted a little with some mists of water and blotted off then dried. I then took random strips of tissue paper (the patterned one is Collage-Paris from 7gypsies) and some Ranger matte-finish Glue-n-Seal and started laying down the strips of paper. The Glue-n-Seal started to react with the ink, which didn't surprise me, and the colors blended even more. It was now that I really started to like this.
So, I was able to enjoy my day off by being creative - which was just fine in and of itself. The bonus this time was that I actually ended up making something I didn't hate!