Monday, December 19, 2011
I went to bed at 1:15am Saturday night/Sunday morning. Had been awake for almost 30 hours because I couldn't sleep so I thought--good, I'll be on days because I haven't been sleeping well so I probably won't sleep long. Ha! Well, after being sick and not sleeping well for a stretch I guess I collapsed. I woke up at 3:45pm! 14 1/2 hours!! I can't remember the last time I slept that long. True, I was up about 7 times, but I was able to go back to sleep again. Whoohoo!
Yes, I've been up since yesterday afternoon, but feeling more human than I have this last week. ;) So, I decided to play a little with the new toys (I've been dying to get my hands on) and do another background page spread in the art journal. Sprayed the pages in my misting box...
...using the Sugar Maple and Starfish from the Tattered Angels set...
...and left it to dry.
They always look so different when they dry. Always fun to see what you end up with.
The browner Sugar Maple showed up better after it dried.
Almost a golden brown.
It was really hard to get the metal thingie out of the hole so that I could separate the smaller flower stencils. I think I would just cut them free next time.
Anyways, I used four of the flower stencils and my walnut ink spray. I bought these walnut ink granules by 7 gypsies at K&Krafts in Moorhead many years ago.
You add the granules to a mister spray bottle of water. Since you are adding them yourself you can make it as light or dark as you want depending on how much of the granules you add. You could also make your own spray buy mixing liquid walnut ink and water, too.
I sprayed fairly heavily because I wanted the contrast so the flowers would show up well. Left it to dry.
Here is how the pages looked after they were dry.
I am very happy with them. :)
Otherwise, I have just been writing some letters, hanging out with Karma, listening to the meditation series, and catching up with all the interesting blogs I follow. I need a couple more days of decent sleep, that's for sure. Here's hoping I sleep as well today. The sun is up. The sky is blue. It's 25 degrees, Christmas Eve on Saturday, and the ground is brown. :(
Well, I am going to catch up with some more of the shows I've recorded--been doing that, too. Still feeling rather zombie-ish. ;)
Have a super-duper Monday!! :):)
"Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way."