Many people call me Dr. E, Queen of Free, so today I'm using that concept when I created the latest Craft Barn challenge. I'm sure by now you've guessed the letter I'm referring to is E.
The word I chose was eyes! Sadly, I forgot that this book is too large for my scanner, so here is the majority of it. Now it's time to break it down.
Let's begin with the left side, where I used paint chips (or color swatches as they are apparently known in Europe), along with some images from a free magazine I get each month.
I cut a paint chip sample I picked up free at a big box home improvement store, then stamped it with pigment ink using my only large letter, which is E. I then embossed it, but the tone on tone wasn't what I was looking for,
so I switched to Staz-on, which dries in less than a heartbeat, with no chance of embossing the letter. This and all the remaining stamps are foam and I had never used them before. Remember, I'm the one who is not much of a stamper. But I'm really good at finding free images in magazines.
The right side of the spread continues with more magazine images and two more paint chips.
Some might call this the most important side,
of the definition and also the section of the eye I found in my American Heritage pocket dictionary.
Here it and my signature E are together.
One more look because I'm also sharing this with
Art Journal Journey and our wonderful host Valerie whose Indian Summer challenge inspired the colors I chose. I started with yellow, orange, and brown acrylic paint and spread them across both pages using a faux credit card. Free paint chip/color swatches became the substrate for the letters I stamped using mostly Staz-on black ink. Free magazine images were cut to show only eyes.
Thanks, too, for joining me for the latest Craft Barn alpha letter, E.
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