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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mixed Media Monday: HOPE

Another Monday and what a way to start off the week with another instalment of Mixed Media!  In honour of those who battle or have battled with the big "C" we are paying tribute this next two weeks to them with our Linky Party theme:  Think Pink.  Please join us and show us your inspired projects, remember to use stickles and Think Pink.

"HOPE" is my two page spread in my favourite art journal.  I bring this journal everywhere and try to put some of my best art journal pages and art examples in it. I, like so many others have been and continue to be affected by Cancer and it's war on innocence, a losing war for even Cancer loses in the end.   I have experienced some excruciatingly tough times in my life be it with this disease or others and when I hear people ask anyone in the battle "how do you do it?"  The answer is usually "hope".  When all else fails and there doesn't even seem to be any reason to hold on there is always hope.  Hope, for a cure.

The above two page spread is a combination of acrylic paints over a gessoed background, followed by a mixture of ink sprays, stamping with inks, stencils and paint and more dye sprays.  There is a mixture of shimmery pigments and water-soluble charcoal.  The shadows of the girls were made with handout silhouette masks, gel ink and white pastel chalk.  The hearts on the girl figures are made with "Pink Stickles".  (Ranger)The page is completed with letter stickers and washi tapes. Note that most of the dyes, inks and sprays are from Ranger.

Thank you for stopping by today and please check out my blog: Annmakes.

1 comment:

  1. Another AMAZING mixed media creation, Ann! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring!