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I used to hate messes. I used to think being messy was counterproductive. But being messy and making messes is half the fun of creating art. I am very fortunate to have a room to house my art supplies. I appreciate that I have ample time in my life right now to experiment and learn new techniques.

I pulled out inks and poured them into spritzers. I lined up the silks, these creamy, glossy, sparkly acrylics I found in the stamping section of our arts and craft store. I gathered the basic black and white tube acrylics and some fun colors to play with including red, pink and blues. I found stamps that haven't seen the light of day in awhile. 

After I unwrapped two 4x6 canvases, I turned on one of my 21 Secrets classes, Journal Soup, taught by Kate Crane. Listening to her British accent, while I tried my hand at her techniques made for a very refreshing afternoon. Bravely, I carved a couple of my own stamps from craft foam and Speedball Speedy-Cut Easy print block.



Here's what materialized out of the mess:

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leaf stamp using the Speedball printing block material.
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hand carved stamps
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thoughts...into a world that's of...
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imagine
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find your...
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dreams are made of paint, passion and pure joy of creation

Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved. Kel Rohlf. souldare.

Linking up with Random Journal Day over at Dawn's place.
 


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10/21/2013 11:10pm

Kel, Your art is so rich and colorful and fun! I can't believe all that you are doing with it - it's magnificent! Looking forward to learning more of these techniques from you at Soul Dare!
Fun! fun! fun!
Hugs,
Kelly

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Kel Rohlf
10/22/2013 3:33pm

Thanks Kelly! I am back in the "studio" today trying out more techniques and priming the pump for class on Friday...the mystery of how it all comes together is a pleasant experience for me...I love playing with color and different media :)

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Dawn
11/06/2013 10:03pm

Kel! Thanks so much for linking. I love this messy, breathtaking creation (s). I get so inspired seeing these painted beAuties. My words flow freely when I gaze upon these types of artscapes. Love and Peace, Dawn

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11/07/2013 8:38pm

Dawn- I so appreciate you stopping by...I added the link back to your site now...my website has been a little finicky lately :)

I love your November pause...I am taking a little break over at Nourishment for the Soul as well. Pursuing a restful and artful month just to soak in the Creative Presence!

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08/24/2016 5:31pm

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These artistic designs are so great. Color choices are perfect and you have a great control on your brushes. I really like to learn how to make such amazing paintings.

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08/24/2016 5:28pm

These artistic designs are so great. Color choices are perfect and you have a great control on your brushes. I really like to learn how to make such amazing paintings.

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