52 Sparks for 2013 Art Journal – Week 7

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52 Sparks for 2013 Journal - Week 7

52 Sparks for 2013 Journal – Week 7 – What do you love? © 2013 Diane Duncan



52 Sparks for 2013 Art Journal –  Week 7


Card stock, gesso, watercolour, paper doily, embossed heart shapes and ribbon (some courtesy of Jan), handcut felt lettering


This is week 7 of a weekly art journal based on guides provided by Dale Anne Potter.  All pages of this art journal are based on a tag created from card stock.  This weeks challenge was What do you love?

I started this week’s art journal tag was once again started by applying gesso and a wash of water colour.   The gesso had been textured by stamping into the gesso while wet.  This one had a fair amount of gesso so there is a lot of texture.  Too bad I covered most of it up!  The paper lace heart has been in my stash for years, waiting for the right occasion for me to use it.  As I made this tag while working during a ‘play day’ session with friends, I ended up with a donation of a number of embossed hearts to complement my solitary one!  Thanks Jan.  Hand-cut felt letters, a rub with a gold stamp pad and some of Jan’s ribbon completed the tag.

This art journal tag represents Valentine week – a time to pause and appreciate those special people in your life.  Although the tag itself focuses on my love of ‘art’, it is really my reminder of how much I appreciate my family and friends.  It inspired me to create the mini-grandpa-brag-book for my husband for valentines day.  It can be found on another page of this portfolio and in my blog.

An initial post about this art journal project can be found  in my blog.

Circa 2013


8.5″ x 5.5″


In the artist’s collection.


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