Everything here is a "scrap," except the ink pen and stencil. That means it qualifies for Moo-Mania and More's Use Your Scraps challenge this fortnight. Yes, I LOVE writing that word, because it has such a magical ring to it and is so much easier to write than "every two weeks," which we Americans usually use.
Of course, this is also meant for Art Journal Journey's Winter Wonderland, which was chosen and hosted by Chrissie this month. Spectacular hosting, Chrissie. I've so enjoyed your art, too!
No step out or detail shots for this one, but here are the scraps I used: a piece of failed gelli print on card stock for the background that I thought looked a bit like the cancellation lines on the postage stamps, five US postage stamps of various denominations depicting the winter season, words created on a small piece of leftover spritzed index card, with said words written through a stencil using a brown Zig pen.
Please join me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania and More for more mixed media, collage, and altered art fun. You'll be glad you visited, because there are fantastic entries at both places.
And because this will be my last Art Journal Journey entry for January, I have created a collage of the few pieces I made this month. After I had this finished and saved, I noticed I had somehow flipped the "Signs of the season" 180 degrees and mirrored. It's a good thing it is shown correctly above!
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