........one of my favorite flavors of ice cream, and also a wonderful color combination to work with in your art--you can't go wrong. This is the color/flavor for this week for Kristin's Summer of Color.
So for this prompt I decided to make some art with my latest art technique that I've learned this year. I've always loved this type of paper art, but never tried my hand at it until I took Christy Thomlinson's workshop She Had Three Hearts. Junelle Jacobsen was a guest teacher for one of the weeks and she demonstrated this technique--rolled paper art, and I've been hooked ever since. I made me some mint chocolate chip rolls with a little bit of strawberry ice cream added to the mix---
I painted up some vintage dictionary pages---I like using these because they're so thin, and roll very easily---but you can use any type of paper.
I then adhered them on to a 6 x 12 gallery canvas--
So basically, they became part of my background along with the collaged paper and lace. I knew that I wanted something in the center for my focal point, which leads me to my latest journal girl--
LOVED the way she turned out, and she was perfect for what I had in mind. I reduced the size of her on my photo program, then printed her out in black and white on a dictionary page, and then adhered her on to a wooden heart--
....and then I just repainted her in those yummy mint chocolate chip colors and a touch of strawberry ice cream!
--adding those finishing touches--
....lots of fun to make! So if you want to join in with this week's color, go to Kristin's blog where you can get all of the details and also see everyone else's mint chocolate chip pieces--this is one of my favorite things to do--to see how everyone brings out their own individual style when they're given a challenge.