Saturday, June 15, 2019

Everyday


Once again, I'm joining Halle at Halle's Hobbies, who is our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Words to live by.

I created this entry after I found the above image.

I used some polymer clay pieces for embellishments.  I originally pulled them out of hiding to use them in my Second Thursday tutorial this month.  They work much better here.

I designed both molds using hot glue in which I pressed the original images.  I left them to cool before removing them.  They released easily with the use of mica powders I used to cover the original images.

The sentiment reads:
Everyday is another chance to do something great.
I knew from the instant I saw the sentiment, I wanted to use it in my art.

Finding the right image

was more of a challenge.



I began with a sheet of white 110 lb. card stock that I tried to spritz with my handmade shimmering mists.  When the mist refused to spray, I got out a small brush and brushed the copper mist onto the background.  When dry, I sewed the focal image found in a travel magazine to the sentiment using variegated thread.  I then sewed the assembly to the now dry background.  Then I added the two silver polymer clay pieces I had colored using mica powders as releasing agents.

Thanks for visiting Bleubeard and me today.  We would love for you to join us at Art Journal Journey with your own art inspired by Words to live by, too. 

17 thoughtful remarks:

aussie aNNie said...

Love that sentiment and these gorgeous colours posted...
I have put back onto moderation so you can now send me the details. For some reason the contact form is not working either way..hugs ..xx

Dortesjs said...

love the brighness in this piece and the polymer clay to

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely. The background color reminds me of sunrise. The image you chose works nicely with the quote, too.

Meggymay said...

This was another beautiful picture to choose for your journal page.It is also a lovely quote and those embellishment details look awesome.
Yvonne xx

Mia said...

Another amazing page, Elizabeth. I love your design and the great sentiment. Addoring the hot glue elements is a real inspiration for me. I use clay but I love this idea. Kisses, my friend.

Halle said...

The contrast between the background color and the image is perfect Really makes it pop. Another great quote!!

Sami said...

The image is beautiful, the orange background makes the colours stand out and the it's a great quote too. Have a lovely weekend Elizabeth.

Birgit said...

This is a beautiful page! I love the oranges with the blue of the picture. Shimmering mists are fun to use but I have one that will not spritz any more..actually never has! Now I have an idea how to use it ...thanks!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm struck by your little clay pieces, so now I have a completely new thing to learn about :) Thanks!

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous Elizabeth! Another fantastic entry for Halle's collection!You rock, this church looks like ours here in Austria or Germany.I visited our biggest church where people come from far away in Styria last Sunday, Mariazell, so your maybe Dürnstein ,Krems Danube church fits my mood perfectly and with this amazing quote it is a terrific project.You know what Mixed Media means! AJJ July is schefulef but I hadn't time to send the topics until know , but soon I promise, so much super time here and no time for pc and Art Journaling, hope you understand!Happy weekend, Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I like this page. It feels very New England. We have lots of white church steeples here peeking out of the trees. and I am sorry to read about your peony. If your neighbor was very neighborly he would have bought you a new plant to go along with the sorry. As like you said, the words only go so far. Hope he hasn't done much else damage. Happy Saturday. Hugs-Erika

Susan Kane said...

This is exquisite. You did so much with just a few things. Impressive.

Mrs.B said...

You've used a lovely photo for your page and I do love the quote, full of optimism.
Avril xx

Cindy McMath said...

What a beautiful page! I love the colours you’ve used here.

Caty said...

Another AMAZING Art page Elizabeth !! It´s really awesome, and I love your handmade shimmering mist for the background. the polymer clay pieces are gorgeous too, and I love this quote !
I wish you a very nice new week, big hugs,
Caty

butterfly said...

Now those are definitely words to live by - and another wonderful church steeple. There's something really uplifting about that vivid orange too.
Alison x

Jeanie said...

This is really lovely and colorful Elizabeth. I like it very much!

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