Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Take some honey and plenty of money...

 In my quest to use what I have, recycle, and repurpose, this waste from repeated gelli printing became my inspiration.  The deep dark color and textured layering reminded me of ocean and night.  Immediately the children's verse "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear came to mind.

I combined a portion of my Cat Family and Kira Nichols Birdy Up to be the stars of the evening scene.  I drew the "pea green boat" as well as the honey and plenty of money.  France Papillion's Banner decorates the mast of the boat.  Shreds of fabric are added to add life to the evening sail.  The images were stamped with jet black StazOn , clear embossed, then colored with a combination of Copics and watercolor.
My background was created with layers of Gelli Plate printing using acrylics, stencils, and stamps.  Colored modeling paste enhanced a wave border that I had on hand.  A vintage button serves as a closure to the journal. 

I like to look for opportunities to combine stamps, cut them apart, add to, or reduce.  I encourage you to look at your rubber stamps (Stampotique of course) as puzzle pieces.  Tell a story, event, play, but most of all, have fun!


  1. Fabulous Janet, love your choice of colours and the whole idea!

  2. I think this is really great! ... Love what you did with the banner!
    Lovely work!!!

  3. Janet this is soooooo clever! I love it :)

  4. This is brilliant Janet, so much life in it. Now that boat and wave would make perfect stamps.... :-) xx

  5. An eclectic but very appealing combo. :0) Love it.