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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
I had been planning to stain the deck today...well actually we were going to start yesterday...but it's been so cold that at times there are snow flurries in the air.
I already had "painting" on the brain, so I decided to work on a canvas that I'd covered over the previous painting with gesso and left for the past...well, forever.
Earlier today I took this photo while trying to decide what else it needed.
I took a "type" rubber stamp to it in a couple of places and then decided I hated it. I then grabbed a wet rag to try to scrub the ink off in places. As I was scrubbing I was liking the effect. More scrubbing and I was liking it even better.
After all the scrubbing, I did go back and add a few more bits of paint here and there.
There are lots of layers on this canvas...just the way I like them. Lots of wrinkles from tissue paper, some modeling paste, book page scraps and the found text that has become the title of the piece.