Everything Circle Challenge

Hey y'all,

You probably know this already, but I love an art challenge.  You can read about that here. You can always find a friendly challenge on Simon Says Stamp each week.  They have a few different ones.  To find one click on their blog.  Marieke Blokland from Blocknote Academy is hosting a challenge on Instagram that uses pen, paper, glue, and scissors.  It's free and she's a lot of fun.  She makes an effort to make art making accessible to everyone

I'm currently in another challenge for the month of April called Everything Circles.  The title alone intrigued me.  It's on Instagram and hosted by the talented Birgit Koopsen.  The last challenge I participated with her was 31 Days of Gelli Printing. 

Here's the Everything Circle Challenge so far.

Day 1  Mandala-I wasn't successful with making a mandala that day, so I ended up throwing some circles down over some Brusho.  It was so much fun.  The best part is I used my Tiny Tree Ring Stamp.  It has circles and plenty of them.

The cool thing is no one cares how you respond to the prompt.

Day 2 Lyrics  I chose Simple Gifts and altered it a bit to suit me.  I wanted to create a bright folk arty simple page.  Success!  Beside, Gelatos are finger paints for grownups.  And of course I snuck in my Tiny Tree Ring Stamp!

Day 3 The Challenge was to paint a page using all the colors or collage of gelli prints or patterned papers. Then to draw circles and paint around them with black.  I wanted to have our precious and fragile earth hanging alone in space.  That warm sun and bubble of atmosphere is precious gift.  

I didn't quite follow the rules again.  I painted my background black and splattered starts with white gesso and a little pink, red and blue.  Then I cut a circle out of the page.  (I did double check that I didn't cut a finished page.  Whew!)  I traced a circle die for a pattern.  Then I cut a page of alcohol ink using the next largest die.  I cut it larger so the alcohol inked paper would fill the circle and not leave any gaps.  The journaling is the same idea I shared earlier about our precious earth.  I used a white paint pen and went around the earth to show the air we all rely on.     

Day 4 Doodling  Doodling is not a technique I go to, but I just played.  It was fun.  I just doodled over a grungy clean up page using surprising pink
We've just started.  It's not to late too join us.  Come on!  It'll be fun!



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Materials:  I'm a big believer in using products that you have in hand.  If you have a question about anything I've used, please leave a comment.  I'm super happy to help!

Pink Bunkadoo Materials Used.

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