Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saying Goodbye

It is never easy to say goodbye to those we love. I unfortunately received some sad news this past week about my aunt. She had not been well for sometime, but her passing was still very upsetting. I decided to make an art journal page to celebrate her life. Kind of my way of saying Goodbye.

I came across a you tube video a while back and just happened to have a great picture of my aunt that worked with this technique. You can see the tutorial by Andy Skinner here.

I wanted to make my first layer bright and bold as this was how my Aunt was. She could talk to you for hours and everywhere she went she made friends. I used masking tape, acrylic paint, and Neocolor crayons to build up some layers and texture.

Her favorite color was blue and so I decided to use the same blue that Andy used in the video. I mixed the Cerulean Blue with some interference blue to add a bit of shimmer. I really like how the bright background pops through the blue. I used a date stamp on the bright background to stamp her birthday and by some coincidence one if them popped through.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Blues Challenge. I thought it was appropriate as I am feeling blue and the majority of my page is blue. As always thank you for stopping by and don't forget to give those you love a big hug.


  1. What a touching and beautiful tribute to your aunt! Art always means so much more when it's personal. Even though I didn't know your aunt, your talents really brought her vibrant personality to life here. This piece is almost jumping off the page with movement and energy. The techniques you used were perfect and I'm sure she'd be honored by how it turned out. I really adore the finished product. Thank you for sharing something so personal and inspiring for our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  2. This project is amazing. I love that technique. So creative! And such a lovely tribute to your Aunt. I am sincerely sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing your journal page with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  3. So very deeply sorry for your loss. Your page is a wonderful tribute to a woman full of vitality!