In A Scrape - GPP Street Team Crusade # 44
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In A Scrape, Part 2

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I spent a few precious hours playing in the art room yesterday and today...more of Michelle's GPP Street Team Crusade for this month. I played a bit with mixing white with each of the following: burnt sienna, Payne's Gray, and Quin Magenta. I worked with an old gift card and scraped on some paint thicker than others. If you look closely, I stamped a bit in the upper right corner using a cork, blotting it a bit with a paper towel afterwards to soften the circles and make them blend in a bit more.

The corrugated cardboard on the left had been used for mark making. I peeled away the backing to make it a bit thinner and flatter, but then went ahead and glued on a tiny umbrella from a strawberry smoothie I enjoyed at an "Artfest" on Solomon's Island, MD. The gal comes from a recent mail catalogue and the paper behind her from a mail art friend. A bit of stamping, a bit of jounaling with a fine tip Sharpie, and "tah dah!" another page!

Since I always use too much paint, no matter how hard I try, I always keep some extra paper nearby.

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Except for the round "donuts," everything here is scraped as well. These are rather large sheets, so I'll ending up tearing them down to size and use them as pages for a future journal. I love accumulating a stash like this!   


michelle ward

Paula - another great spread. Love hearing the evolution of your page. Love seeing the stash! Great idea to paint loose paper to be used in the future. Thanks for sharing your work and your ideas with the team!


A very nice page Paula. I love those umbrellas in paper, they are so cute and happy. And I also really like how the extra papers with pink stripes turned out - very cool!


So very nice! I love the collage, so much going on.

Bev Baird

Another great GPP challenge page/journal page.

Cindi Picou

Love the way you used so many different elements - great colors and techniques. Thanks for sharing the creative process with us.


Love the paint on the spare pages; very cool. That umbrella is a nifty finishing touch.

Jessica Walthall

Yay, round two! This technique is o much fun - always been one of my favorite ways to apply paint. Another great layout! And i love having a stack of "waste" papers, too. So many possibilities for those.

Kathryn - Collage Diva

This is a great technique to add to our creative arsenal. Thanks for sharing your pages. Yeah!


Love your pages. Great handwriting too.


I love the burgundy checkers... nice scraping! Happy creations from germany, tj


I like the contrast with the black from the focal point. I have papers like that too. I am accumulating so much stuff though, it is scary sometimes...

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