Monday, June 9, 2014

Wrong Way

 I took this picture while strolling Santa Ana in the Art District one afternoon.  
I wanted to use my Urban Grunge stamps on a journal page 
and chose to use a photo I had taken myself as the main subject.  
I printed it on plain copy paper and glued it to my art journal page with Liquitex Matte Medium.

 I added paint on the opposite side of the page using colors that were in the photo, that way, when painting over my printed image, it blends through to look as if one painting.  I used both acrylic paints and Art Anthology paints.  I wanted the paint to be semi transparent in some places so the photo would show through.  Art Anthology Paints are transparent so this was the perfect tool.

 I collaged some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, 
some Washi tape and decorative hole reinforcers around the two-page spread.

 Then, I added another layer of paint unifying everything.
 I stamped the Do Not Enter stamp from the Urban Grunge Stamp Set 
with the White Daisy stamp from Close To My Heart.
It's a pigment ink so I added clear embossing powder over it to heat set the image.
I also used the Wrong Way stamp from the Urban Grunge Stamp Set.

 I used Art Anthology's black Stone Effects with The Crafter's Workshop stencil.  
I love how it's so gritty and thick.

Here is the full two-page spread.

I hope I have inspired you to create something today.
Until next time...


  1. This is so cool! Love the way you combined the photo with the stamp images and paints.


    Did God give mankind manifold options to have their sins forgiven?

    The birth of the church of Christ was on the Day of Pentecost. What occurred on that day?

    1.The apostle Peter preached Jesus, His death, His burial, and His resurrection. (Acts 2:22-35)
    2. Peter stated God had made Jesus both Lord and Christ and that they were responsible for Jesus being crucified.(Acts 2:36)
    3. The crowd asked Peter and the rest of the apostles what they should do. (Acts 2:37)

    What was Peter's answer? Keep in mind these men had already believed that Jesus was Savior, Lord, and the Christ.

    Did Peter give them this list of choices?

    1. Did Peter say, "Repent and say the sinners prayer and you will have your sins forgiven and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit?"
    2. Did Peter say, "You do not have to do anything thing to be saved, you were saved the very moment you believed, your sins are forgiven?"
    3. Did Peter say, "Repent and be baptized because your sins have been forgiven?"
    4. Did Peter say, "You were added to the body of Christ the minute you believed, however, in order to join the local church you must be baptized in water?"
    5. Did Peter say, "Repent and be baptized as an example to the community?"
    6. Did Peter say,"It is written that men are saved by faith only, water baptism is a good work?"
    7. Did Peter say, "Water baptism is just an act of obedience, and it has nothing to do with forgiveness of your sins?"
    8. Did Peter say, "The thief on cross was not baptized and he was saved; therefore you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized?"
    9. Did Peter say, "You have to be baptized in order join a denominational church, however, you can get into heaven by faith only?"
    10. WHAT DID PETER SAY? Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NASB)

    The apostle Peter was not offering multiple ways to have sins forgiven.

    Faith: John 3:16
    Repentance: Acts 2:38
    Confession: Romans 10:9-10
    Water Baptism: Acts 2:38



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