Happy Healing Artsy Day!

Happy Healing Artsy Delicious Fun Colorful Saturday! It is a happy one right? After all, we woke up and have the power to create the type of day we want! That's good stuff. One of the things I love about Art so much is what it entails. Not just color and pictures or stuff on paper. Not just painting and stitching, hammering and molding. But the stuff we tend to forget. Like the people we cross paths with because of Art. The emotions we feel and the way we look at them because of the creative energy our Art produces.

Carrie Campbell Clayden (Hip Chick Designs), Me, Julee Hermann (Heart Collective)

Healing through Art is so possible! 
Making it work for you is all it requires. 

This is a little Healing Art project I do when it's absolutely necessary for me to use my hands and relax my mind at the same time.All you need for this project is a print out of your favorite pic (I used regular inkjet paper), some Gloss Gel or Matte Gel or Embossing Paste and a bowl of water. Oh and a few minutes for yourself.  

Completely cover your picture by brushing on a good layer of Gel (I used Golden Regular Gloss (not too thick but enough to cover picture evenly or close to evenly -mine are never even LOL) You can experiment with pieces to see which way you like it best.

Let it dry. Drying make take a few minutes or hours depending on how thick you make your layers. Sometimes its best to do thin layers and let them dry and add additional layers the same way.

This pic shows 2 dried pieces
The first one only has one good layer on it. It's transparent as you can see by the lotto ticket I put behind it. (no it wasn't the winning one LOL)

The second one has a thicker coat on it. So you can't see the ticket behind it.

let your pieces soak in water try at least a half hour first... start slightly rubbing off wet paper. Be delicate so you don't tear your piece. Rub the entire back or only in spots. You decide. Once you are done you can add your work to other pieces or keep as is. 

It's a lot of fun but it's also a healing way to relax and let creative energy get stirred up. 

Whatever you do today, have a fabulously colorful day!
Steph :-)


Steph Jordan Artist has been creating unique creations since childhood. Mixed Media Art is her life. From teaching unique workshops to creating promotional items and more Steph makes high end costume jewelry,paints colorful imaginative art and makes things shine.