The prompt for the second week of Journal 52 is " Somewhere, a Simple Place ... and two easy- peasy art journal techniques" .
The theme brought my thoughts to my own home. The first technique I used is featured in this year's Creative Jumpstart: making a background by tearing small pieces of masking tape , attaching them to a piece of paper and then ink with Adirondack dye inks . The technique was demonstrated by Marjie Kemper, and I have actually tried it a couple of years ago but forgotten about it. Now, I covered the whole tag with small pieces of tape before I inking (using Butterscotch, Red Pepper and Caramel ) and heat set it with a heat gun before I stamped with a script stamp. The wings I colored in with Espresso .
The second technique is also a background technique and was shown by Nat Kalbach in last year's CJS: to make a background using acrylic paints and a brayer . I chose Lumiere acrylic paints to get some shine, and when it had all dried dried I stamped a house on it and cut it out. I stamped the house a second time on a piece of rust red paper, cut out the heart part and attached to the house. I also stamped a pair of wings on the same paper, cut them out och attached them as well to the house .
Finally I added some small roses and a text. The result: