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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Art Action Plan Sheet

I painted a couple of other sheets of paper with lighter colors and decided to use this one for my Art Action Plan sheets from Week One of The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. I didn't stamp it or do the edges with the oil pastels, although it probably would have been a nice touch. Just good old paint over gessoed paper. I used the monoprinting techniques mentioned on Page 61 where you apply a couple of drops of paint, two different colors, on one half of the paper and spread it around with a rag or a brush, lay the other half of the paper over it, rub it, then open, then add a second color to the unpainted parts and blend.  I love the way it turned out.

 I then scanned it into the computer for future use as recommended on Page 71, Step 4. I also scanned in one of my other sheets to use for stationery. I'm hooked now. I don't think I can ever buy store bought stationery or To Do List sheets at the store again. I love making my own. This is very addicting.

I am so loving going through the projects in this book The Artistic Mother with all of you. There are so many great project ideas within the 12-week step-by-step workshop course and the book's message of how to bring creativity back into our lives, the weekly action plan to help us make the best use of our time and the tips on creating time and space in our lives for our art. I am getting so much out this book along with the support of this group being hosted on my blog, The Artistic Mother Art Group. You are all so encouraging, and I am really enjoying getting to know you and making new friends. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my previous post about my background papers that I painted.

If you are new to my blog and would like to learn more about this art group, please read my post about it here.

16 comments:

  1. i love it! so pretty :) i made some more to but we had to get a new printer and it doesn't have a scanner :(

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  2. This is gorgeous Trudy, I can't wait to get home after this weekend (off to a Scrapbooking retreat) and get stuck into mine.

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  3. wow this is amazing, what a wonderful idea to scan it in the computer!

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  4. Great idea Trudy...I'm going to have to try this soon!

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  5. Stunning blend of colors! I completely agree...this is addicting. I can't look at papers again without thinking how lovely they'd looked Gesso-ed and painted. :)

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  6. Hand made papers are so much nicer than store bought. I love your colors.

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  7. so soft and colorful! i love my scanner, too. love making my own paper!

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  8. I second Joyce's opinion; hand painted is soooo much better. Not that I won't still use store-bought, but this is like, real art, you know? :)
    I haven't done this aspect of the project yet; I like my organizing to be very clean and easy to read, but it's really tempting to make some "pretty" versions, too... Can't wait to see the journal!

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  9. These are beautiful! Now that I am home, I plan to begin mine this evening- can't wait, the gesso is drying. I am even going to create a chore chart for the kids- I was planning to buy one, but thought, why not make one. Your background pages are gorgeous, the rich tones!! I am so excited about this group- I devoured the first half of the book in an evening!

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  10. I'm completely addicted too. I just want to make background pages all day long.

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  11. Trudy, Beautiful! I think it will be fun to look back at our weekly art goals, to see how far we have come and even a bit to understanding our art rhythm. I know the weekly goals have definitely helped me stay focused and I am thrilled.

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  12. really gorgeous...don't think i am organised enough to to an action pln...but i squeeze in the mmoments...i tried to make a to do list for the kids last night and discovered i relly need a new program...and fix my missing a key, not to just copy vnd paste...long story...lol...xxx

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