Happy belated Valentines Day!! So sorry to be posting this a day late. Time got away from me!
I thought I would skip the expected “lovey” type prompts you might expect around the lover’s day of the year… some folks don’t HAVE a Valentine…
THE PROMPT: Fight
THE SONG: Breakin’ Dishes by Rihanna
Written Lyrics HERE
Thanks to the guest hosts this month that played along so I’d have examples to share with all of you!!
I never worked with bleach before, and I looked at some tutorials on the Internet first. After that, I went crazy – experimenting with bleach and stamps and brushes and ink and watercolor paint.. woowheee… I had a blast!!! I ended up with this page, but I’m sure I will use more bleach in future work. I would never have thought of using this technique if it wasn’t for this prompt, thanks Rachel!
(I used airondack spray ink and a brush to make the strokes and some splatter with bleach. The quotation marks are a stamp dipped into bleach. I found the pointing hands in a magazine.
To me the page represents my struggle between thinking in black and white terms all the time and trying to hit an ever moving and still elusive target of self acceptance. The words “stop the fight” aren’t bold or even that noticeable which worked out well since its a statement i’m wishy washy about.
I started out with black cardstock paper (I knew there was a reason why i put it in my art journal) and dripped bleach on it. It looked super cool – although, word to the wise, you need to let it sit for a good couple of hours to strip the color. I then put the words on by masking with alpha stickers and spraying Acrylic Fluid Paint on it.
I was inspired by the word “fight” in the prompt and used it to say that I still have alot of fight left in me even though I have had some hard times during my life. I chose to do a “soundtrack of my life” but instead of using songs I put down what I believe in. What makes me the way I am. I didn’t break out the bleach as I don’t own any (I know, horrors right??) haha
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