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Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Poe Quote


So I've been trying out art journalling for a while but had nothing that I wanted to share, until now.

I was inspired by The Bears Challenge and picked this quote to base my page on.
"If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered"

I got some paints out, some spray mists too.  I used my fan brush, my fingers and a cotton rag.  I got messy, satisfyingly messy :)




The letters are some old letraset vinyls that were my Aunt's.  When we cleared my Grandparents house I couldn't stand the art goodies to go to waste.  I saved them because I knew one day I would find a use for them.  They must be 40 years old but are still perfect.  (I sometimes look at things I get today and think they won't still be good in 5 years let alone 40!)




I don't have the complete alphabet so there are some adaptations... c's became o's, E's became t's, w's became m's.  I magicked a k from a P!  Some letters are wonky but that's part of it.

Finished off with my black fine liner.  An afternoon well spent.

As I came to write this post I noticed Ike's post...  (How bizarre that this fits so well to 2 challenges.) so I will also link this up at Quoth the Raven.  The page fits with the middle line of the tic tac toe board - Poe Poe Poe!  I'm not familiar with QTR but I think it qualifies...

Thanks for stopping by :)


10 comments:

  1. Yay, we're so pleased you decided to join our challenge, and what a fabulous job you made of that quote too, we love the lettering, and of course the background is excellent too.

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  2. Wonderful ideas and so eye catching

    Chrissie x

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  3. FABULOUS and how brilliant you have come to play at QTR - and yes it certainly fits. !! :-D
    The background is fabulous colours and I think the Letraset is just brilliant. I would love to have seen you all 'messed up' after doing this. FABBO. Thank you very much for coming to play with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN too and we hope to see you again :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  4. Oh YES! LOVE this.

    Also adore your description of Art Journaling being "satisfyingly messy". I wholeheartedly agree. BRING IT ON!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  5. Love it - your word art is fabulous - Gill x

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  6. FAB word art and so true. Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven :)

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  7. That is superb. It's an excellent use of the lettering.

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  8. Amazing word art.... something i can not do...at all!
    Many thanks for joining us at QTR..... out next challenge might suit you too!
    BDx

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