Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GPP Crusade No. 37: Love Letters (part 1)

X & O
A great motif for creative play...

Michelle Ward, leader extraordinaire of the Green Pepper Street Team has challenged us once again.
After you're done reading this post, why don't you go here and play along?
Let it be a Valentine to yourself!

Just a reminder, click on images to enlarge, then hit your browser's back button to return to the post.

I'm a big fan of the X & O, and have a small collection of stamps to prove it.
But the nature of the challenge is to go beyond the familiar and try something new.
What happens if I use resist ink on watercolor paper and paint an acrylic wash over it?

What happens if I make my own tools or use my fingers as stamps?

A simple triad palette inspired by Mary Todd Beam's Celebrate Your Creative Self.
Could I make an XO mask by folding paper according style?

What will happen if I use a spatter brush over my masks?

Are you going to come play with the team?


michelle ward said...

Regina, there she is...my fellow XOXO admirer. Beautiful work. Love how you explain with your graphics. Terrific use of make-your-own tools! The last one is my fave. Thanks for sharing with the team. xoxo

Aimeslee said...

Wow, you did your own lesson. Love your samples. xoxo

Jackie Wood said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love how you used what you had to make your marks. I am particularly found of using fingers when painting...so love those hearts!

cathsheard said...

The white splatter in the top image looks amazing. These would make beautiful cards to send to friends.

mariasangel said...

these are all awesome! great job! i stopped by thru your link with CED to find your GPP challenge! I still have to upload mine--maybe i will do that right now :)

inge said...

Hello Regina,

really like the subtle XO on the first photo, even if it disappeared afterworths !
I also like the sweet colors you used in the last photo.

greetings from Belgium

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your process. I love your page.

Marilyn said...

Wow, these are great! Thanks for sharing how you did them. Lots of great art here.

Susan Sager Brown said...

These are really beautiful pages. Thank you for sharing all the different techniques you tried. I love seeing the process behind the art!! xoSusan