Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Find Joy

I love this blog post from Christy Tomlinson. I was inspired by her July Mixed Media kit tutorial. I had to use the same turquoise color since it's my favorite color!!! I just used book paper on the back ground but I loved this technique! It's pretty simple and creates beautiful depth and texture. This is one of my favorite quotes, "Find joy in the simple things." That has been my motto these last 6 months. It's so easy to focus on the few things that go wrong rather then all the things that go right. I try each day to remember the things that I am grateful for. I am grateful that my children are healthy. I am grateful that my husband has a job. I am grateful for my baby's sweet giggles. I am grateful for ice cream and another warm summer day. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and his love for us. I am grateful for art and the joy it brings to my life. What are you grateful for today?

I've been playing around with this technique too and can't wait to show you what I've done. Here Alisa Burke used dimensional paint to create a raised surface. I just used could old Elmer's glue. Stay tuned for more. 


I also found these amazing boards on Pinterest. You can find the tutorial here. I love the quotes and the texture in the background. I think my favorite one is the Wake Up Little Susie. I love painting and painted these awesome boards to display in my home. 

I did a fun Christmas one last year. How cool would it be to do a Halloween themed board with some book paper in the back ground. That would be awesome!!! I just might have to go make a whole bunch more. Painting and Pinterest are so much fun!

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