Life Book Week 13 with Rae Missigman

This week’s lesson, given by Rae Missigman, was as usual challenging for me because it was about layers and intuitivity – if there is such a word.  (My spell checker didn’t recognize it, but I’ll add it anyway, ha!)

After I finished the project I had to leave it alone overnight to see it with new eyes.  So, it wasn’t that bad after all this morning!

She does lots of layers in her projects and I like layers, but the intuitive part just doesn’t resonate with me, so I thought about it and and made a plan.  I used a stencil without flowers!  I picked two by Claudine Helmuth with different shapes of bird cages and the Love Birds stencil.  The other one by Heidi Swapp that has the bird on a branch which includes the mask and another stencil.

So after layer and more layers, this is what I came up with.

I used watercolor paper, acrylic paints, a black pencil, splash colors, molding paste, and napkins for collaging.

I guess you can say I made it my own because instead of using flower stencils, I used the ones I mentioned above.

FollowDreams

Here are some close-ups.  Since I also stamped different birds, cages, and bold stamps, I was surprised to see these birds come out after the layers.

I like the idea of circling the different parts you want to highlight.

LeftHand

I also added some doodling and more stamps to the empty spaces.  I also used modeling paste for the birds.

Love

I stamped this sentiment on tissue paper I used with a gelli page.  I love how all the cages stand out with different objects inside of them.

LowerRight

The only flowers were these on a napkin I added just for fun.

Middle

This picture shows the bird on the right side and more bird cages hidden by the acrylic layers of paint.

YellowBlueBird

Thanks for dropping by to see my project for this week and please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!!

Happy weekend everyone!!

Carmen

One thought on “Life Book Week 13 with Rae Missigman

  1. This is superb, Carmen. I love that you were able to make the lesson your own and I enjoyed all the details, especially all the birds. I’ve actually decided to skip this lesson. I know what things don’t resonate with me so I am deploying my free time for sensibly.

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