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Thursday, September 26, 2013

i love art

Yesterday I treated myself to a little art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The exhibit was Girl with a Pearl Earring - Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis. The art, of course, was gorgeous. Then I came home & watched Donna Downey's latest video. I couldn't resist all of this inspiration!! I had to play in my art journal.

I had a flier from the exhibit, so I cut out the girl to add to my page.

From Donna's video, I wanted to try adding text pages and letter stickers. The pages are in French and I loooove them, my friend Anna gave them to me. Unfortunately as I added layers of paint & gesso, I pretty much obliterated any trace of the fabulous French text. As for these letter stickers - they came in a kit at some point and I think they are super ugly, so, I was happy to cover them up!

If you look closely, you can actually see a teeny tiny trace of the text in this picture. :-) The hearts were die-cut from some fairly thin packaging chipboard I pulled from the recycling bin. I added lots of Claudine's paint, letter stickers and a bit of platinum Stickles here and there.

In this picture you can see a close-up of those painted-over letter stickers. I love the texture they add to the background. I added the Girl with a Pearl Earring with matte multi-medium and painted around her. Unfortunately it seems I covered her pearl earring - oopsie. The word "art" is stamped with the Hero Arts set My Words.

Still loving the art journaling, yay!


  1. What a wonderful page Libby - you obviously had a lot of pleasure in creating this.

  2. Libby- that is STUNNING! love the artistry... really suits the Girl...sigh! x

  3. Love this spread, Libby! I, too, watched Donna's video, and I want to try the "scattered letters" idea--heaven knows I have an abundance of those wee stickers! Love that you used the image from the exhibit flier in your art. This is truly inspirational!


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