I was absolutely delighted and honored when Tim Holtz asked me to participate in the Ranger Designer Challenge this year. We were each given a Dina Wakley Media Board and a set of the new TIm Holtz Distress Crayons. Our only instructions were that it had to be vertical and it had to feature the Distress Crayons. This is what I came up with:
A number of people commented that this canvas didn't quite feel "like me." I don't know. I think I create in a number of different styles. But perhaps I'm wrong. What do you think? Does it feel like me?
Instead of paint splats I used tiny black rhinestones from my stash. They're so old that they didn't have adhesive on the back. I had to glue each one individually!
Stacks and stacks of foam adhesive went into making this project happen. I really wanted the butterflies to pop right off the canvas and into flight!
I even unearthed some black foam adhesive for my text. I don't think it means you can't see the foam adhesive, but it does make it slightly less obvious.
You can see all of the 2016 Ranger Designer Challenge projects here. I think it's amazing that you can give a bunch of artists the same exact product and get so many wildly different works of art in return -- style, colors, themes, approach -- all different and and all fascinating! I love the challenge of creating with a new-to-me product!
I will have an "Exploring Art Products" video on the Distress Crayons very soon!
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