I had another sleepless night, only this time thinking about mixed media. Where do these ideas come from and why do they keep me awake? I have no idea. I will tell you this, though. I decided to try some mixed media in a journal I made specifically for that purpose almost two years ago. I wanted to give it a try. If a page turns out great, I’ll rip it out and make a card out of it. If it doesn’t, well, you know the rule, it’s only paper….so it’ll go into the trash. Although if I’m using a book/journal, I won’t be able to rip it out very easily, so I guess it will just be one of those pages I do a flip through–you’ll still probably never see it.
As in all things Sandy, once I wrap my head around something, the next step is buying tools. In this case, I thought I needed some Dylusion paints. I really like the bold colors and wanted to use stencils and actually “play” for a change. I know other crafters think card making is playing, but for me, it’s serious business (well, as serious as I can be.) I try to make sure every card I make is for a purpose, and want each one to be good enough to be worthy of showing on a video. That’s really not as much fun as it is stressful. I’m still not at the stage where I feel comfortable in my crafty skin, so really work at it to ensure the cards I make are video worthy. I’m hoping I’ll be able to let go, and not really think about the process, and just live in the moment when playing in the journals I have. I guess we’ll wait to see if I can relax and just play, but for now, I’m waiting for the paints I ordered and we’ll go from there. Cross your fingers for me, we could be in for a bumpy ride.